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Middlesex County: Free Online Learning Platform Puts 4,500 Courses at Residents’ Fingertips

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - More affordable learning and skill-building is now available at home via computer here in East Brunswick and throughout Middlesex County.  All county residents can take classes, train for new job opportunities and even prepare for various career certifications all for free and all from home with the introduction of SkillUp Middlesex.

“SkillUp Middlesex is an innovative approach to developing the skills, strategies and benchmarks our workers need to succeed,” said Freeholder Kenneth Armwood, Chair of the Business Development and Education Committee. “Using this technology, the County can serve a much greater audience and enhance the services we offer through our Workforce Development Office. More than that, we can increase our already highly skilled workforce, insuring our businesses have the people they need to thrive.”

Middlesex County has launched this free online learning platform that offers over 4,500 courses provided by Skillsoft, a nationally recognized training provider. It builds on the programs offered through the County Office of Workforce Development’s One Stop Career Centers in New Brunswick and Perth Amboy.

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“SkillUp Middlesex makes learning more accessible and personalized, as students will be able to choose the paths they take and the courses that best suit their needs,” said Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. “Whether they are looking for a first job, a new job or to advance in their chosen field, residents can take advantage of this service to reach their career goals.”

SkillUp Middlesex delivers flexible, self-paced learning. Users can train for essential workplace skills, study job interview talking points and search for employment opportunities nationwide. They also can explore career pathways, prepare for industry recognized certifications, and participate in hundreds of professional development courses.

Residents can access the program through the County’s website www.middlesexcountynj.gov. 

To use SkillUp Middlesex, residents must have access to a computer with Internet access, have intermediate computer skills, and be self-motivated.

 

The Middlesex County Office of Workforce Development provides job training and placement services to adults, dislocated workers, and out of school youth (ages 16-24).  Programs are funded by the United States Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014.  Middlesex County’s Comprehensive Career One-Stop Centers are located at 550 Jersey Avenue in New Brunswick, and 161 New Brunswick Avenue in Perth Amboy.

 

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