Cayuga Works Career Center and Cortland Works Career Center have partnered with Metrix Learning to provide free online learning. Sign up and you will have full access to their entire catalog for 6 months. Courses include management, computers, digital literacy, manufacturing, retail/customer service, job search/career, and more. Individuals and businesses can sign up! Contact your local Career Center for more information or to gain access.
That's right! That Coursera, the big online learning platform with classes from top universities! New York State has partnered with Coursera to offer online learning for free. That's access to nearly 4000 programs for qualified individuals. Courses range from business, technology, personal development, and the humanities. Guided projects, courses, certifications are all available at no cost to the individual. Please note that degree programs are not a part of the Coursera-New York State plan and are not available. To receive an invitation to Coursera, call Cayuga Works Career Center or Cortland Works Career Center and ask to be signed up.
Coursera for Veterans
There is now a veterans program in Coursera with collections of courses tailored to help veterans transfer their skill sets to civilian jobs. To enroll in these Coursera programs, complete the veterans Coursera registration on the Department of Labor website at labor.ny.gov/coursera
WIOA Training Opportunities
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. Cayuga Works Career Center and Cortland Works Career Center administer to the WIOA training opportunity and can supply funding for education or training. As this is a government funded grant, there are certain qualifiers to receive funding. For example, the training must through an eligible training provider. Please note that as a government program there is a process you must complete, documentation to be collected, and items to which you must comply. Therefore, leave yourself enough time before classes begin to complete the process and be willing to fully commit to the program.
For more information and to see if you may qualify for a grant, call Cayuga Works Career Center or Cortland Works Career Center.
On The Job Training
On the Job Training is a collaborative program between employer, employee and the Career Center. The program allows you to learn while you earn and help you improve skills, move up the career ladder, and/or secure a full time position. On the Job Training is for occupations where classroom training is not available or not appropriate and for which specific jobs skills can be learned while engaged in productive work. The training must be completed within six months, and the individual retained for a full time position. An added bonus to employers: we pay part of your wages.
Think you might be a candidate? Talk to your employer and have them contact their local Career Center for more information.
Unfortunately due to Covid, we are not holding any in person workshops at this time. Hopefully, we will resume them soon. In the meantime, watch our social media pages for links to upcoming workshops that are available online.
The Department of Labor is offering free workshops on a variety of topics. The calendar is below. Register here by clicking on on the class of your choice.