Residents of Hunterdon and Somerset counties have access to thousands of free online learning courses and certificates through SkillUp Greater Raritan, a new initiative of the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board.
In this new service launched on Feb. 10, residents of Hunterdon and Somerset counties can sign up in for SkillUp, which gives participants access to a vast catalog of courses reflecting marketable skills businesses in the region say they want their employees to have. These Skillsoft courses, provided by the Metrix E-Learning System, include IT and software lessons, project management, human resources, banking, retail, hospitality and communication skills.
“Any resident of Hunterdon and Somerset counties can sign up for SkillUp Greater Raritan to upgrade their current skills or learn new ones to improve their employment opportunities,” said Violet Kocsis, board chair of the GRWDB and Chief Human Resources Officer for Hunterdon Healthcare System. “Employers in the two counties looking for training opportunities for their employees are also welcomed to work with us as we roll out this tool. We believe this one-year pilot program will enable us to reach residents who never knew about these services, while also expanding the services the board provides.”