~ A free program providing over 5,000 online job skills courses to eligible Hillsborough county residents~
TAMPA, FL – In an effort to increase the skills of Hillsborough County’s workforce and provide residents with tools to train for new job opportunities, CareerSource Tampa Bay and CNY Works has launched its “Metrix Learning System” program. All Hillsborough residents can take online courses, explore career pathways and even prepare for various industry-recognized certifications online and at NO COST to participate.
Through an online portal, CareerSource Tampa Bay will be providing CNY Works, which provides free access to more than 5,000 courses from Skillsoft, a nationally recognized training provider of workplace, business, technical and IT courses.
Available topics include Microsoft Office, Effective Customer Service, Project Management, Leadership, Critical Thinking, CompTIA, and many more. To enroll online, learners can visit http://careersourcetb.skillupamerica.org/
“We are excited to partner with CNY Works to serve our community and enhance our career services”, said John Flanagan, CSTB Chief Executive Officer. “This program will help increase the potential of qualified candidates to help our local business expand.”
Whether they are looking for a first job, a new job, or to advance in their chosen field, residents can take advantage of this career enhancing training. Metrix Learning delivers flexible, self-paced learning that can be accessed from anywhere with a high-speed internet connection, at any time. Users will complete a self-assessment of their skills, identify any skill gaps, and automatically receive recommended courses to remediate those gaps. Job seekers can train in essential workplace skills, study job interview talking points, and search for employment opportunities nationwide.
“Participants have the opportunity to brush up on their current skill-set and learn about career paths that are in demand in Tampa Bay,” said Christina Witt, CSTB Director of Programs. “This is a great career exploration tool, people have the chance to get an understanding of what training for different certifications looks like and discover new career pathways.”
For those who need assistance, or if you are interested in additional career services, please visit www.CareerSourcetb.com
About CareerSource Tampa Bay
CareerSource Tampa Bay programs and initiatives are fully supported by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture as part of awards totaling $19,293,411.
CareerSource Tampa Bay works with businesses and candidates to leverage their training, retraining, and competitive opportunities in the workforce. CareerSource Tampa Bay provided 173,319 services to 37,054 active Wagner-Peyser individuals during program year 2019-2020. CareerSource Tampa Bay, with our five career centers is the single largest source of job candidates in the region from entry-level to executive-level candidates.
Businesses can access CareerSource’s wide range of services that include recruiting, training for new and existing employees, targeted hiring events, and retention support strategies. All resources and services are provided at no cost to both businesses and job candidates. Programs funded through CareerSource Tampa Bay are equal opportunity programs with auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Persons using TTY/TTD equipment use Florida Relay Service 711. A proud partner of the American Job Center network to learn more, visit www.careersourcetampabay.com.