Looking for a job? Metro State University offers free online skills training
posted by: Mile High Mamas
Imagine a website specially tailored to the local job market, one that singles out opportunities in growing fields, identifies the required skills — and then offers sessions by university faculty or with industry-supplied software for free.
The staff at Metropolitan State University of Denver did imagine such a service, built it and launched it on the first of September. The program called Skills Lab was designed by MSU Denver’s Innovative and Lifelong Learning office to respond to the job loss and upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Continuing education, zero cost
The MSU Denver Skills Lab is a free service to the community. All trainings are available online, are self-paced and require a simple two-step registration process. You can immediately begin gaining new, marketable, in-demand skills and complete courses as your schedule allows. Labs are available in two formats:
- Industry-supplied software training in growing industries, such as Alteryx for business analytics
- MSU Denver faculty-led labs that help you apply your learning to real-world situations
After successfully completing a faculty-led Skills Lab, including an assessment, you will receive a digital badge from MSU Denver that indicates the skills you’ve built. You can include this badge on your resume, LinkedIn page, portfolio, or share it with a potential employer.
You can expand your skills now by taking any of the industry-suppled software trainings on this site. Faculty-led labs launched Sept. 1. Other industry lab and courses will be added soon so check their website to stay updated.