Online Trainings

The purpose of the training opportunities listed below is to increase your knowledge and vocabulary on a subject. Many of these trainings teach basic work and soft skills. 

It is important not to confuse these trainings with accredited certifications, diplomas, or degrees from technical and 2-year or 4-year colleges.

Taking these classes may also help instill confidence in yourself when you're beginning a new career or create a spark of interest in further education or training. 

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GCFGlobal is a completely free online learning program that teaches essential skills employees need to work in the 21st century. GCFGlobal teaches 52 subjects including Microsoft Office, e-mail, reading, math, and more.


To visit GCFGlobal's website direct, click here

(GCFGlobal also has a Spanish language site - click here)


Alison offers free online training that is self-paced. Each course is either a diploma or certificate course. The training subjects are divided into nine categories which include: IT, Health, Language, Business, Management, Personal Development, Sales & Marketing, Engineering & Construction, and Teaching & Academics. 

Depending on your learning goals, you can choose from:

  • Certificate courses (average time: 2-3 hours), which help you focus your learning to provide you with specific knowledge about a specific field or industry.
  • Diploma courses (average time: 8-15 hours), which are designed to give you a more extensive understanding of a subject area by helping you learn about multiple concepts within a subject.
  • Learning Paths (average time: varies depending on the course), which are a combination of niche courses that have been designed by experts to help you broaden your skill set and increase your knowledge of a subject. Depending on the course, average completion time could be as little as 2-3 hours or as long as 20-30 hours.

    To visit Alison's website direct, click here


    360 Training provides over 6,000 courses. Some of these courses are as short as 4 hours and some are longer full-length training programs.


    The trainings offered on 360 Training are divided into 8 categories: Food & Beverage, Real Estate, Environmental Health & Safety, Healthcare, Insurance, HR & Compliance, Power & Utilities, and Other Courses, specifically Business Skills, Trades & Engineering, and Industrial Skills.

    360 Training also offers specific trainings in AGV Operation and OSHA, which would be a wise choice for someone who is interested in getting into manufacturing for the first time or for someone who is looking for a refresher.


    To visit 360Training's website directly, click here

    New Horizons


    New Horizons provides online training opportunities through “live” online classrooms with instructors. There is a variety of options available, including one-time classes and full training programs. 

    While New Horizons specializes in offering training in the IT field, they also offer a number of other online programs, including Leadership & Professional Development and Business Productivity.

    They also offer online and mobile-friendly Bootcamps (blend of soft skills and vocational skills), as well as individual basic, intermediate, and advanced Microsoft Office classes (called Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3).


    To visit New Horizons' website directly, click here.


    edX is the trusted platform for education and learning. Founded by Harvard and MIT, edX is home to more than 20 million learners, the majority of top-ranked universities in the world and industry-leading companies.

    As a global nonprofit, edX is transforming traditional education, removing the barriers of cost, location and access.

    Fulfilling the demand for people to learn on their own terms, edX is reimagining the possibilities of education, providing the highest-quality, stackable learning experiences including the groundbreaking MicroMasters® programs.

    To visit edX's website directly, click here



    Coursera partners with more than 275 leading universities and companies to bring flexible, affordable, job-relevant online learning to individuals and organizations worldwide. They have an online training catalog of more than 5,000 courses, Professional Certificates, and degrees from world-class universities and companies.

    To visit Coursera website directly, click here


    Miscellaneous Trainings

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