Libraries should be aware that the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has purchased statewide access to online job skills training for all Pennsylvania residents through an arrangement with Metrix Learning.
Library staff are encouraged to widely share information about this valuable service to help meet your community’s workforce development needs.
SkillUp® PA provides access to no-cost online job skills training for Pennsylvanians.
Pennsylvanians can register for an account to sign up for selected classes on the PACareerLink® website.
Courses include soft skills and communication, Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, project management, and more. Users can browse the course catalog and find classes to prepare for industry certification tests or select a skill track for workplace skills, digital literacy, retail/service, and more.
Access this PDF on the PA Library Staff Academy to download, print and display or share with customers for instructions on how to register and get started. (You may want to save as a separate PDF outside of the Academy).
POWER Library’s PA Job Resources page now includes a convenient link to remind job seekers of the resource.
Learn More at a Special Live Information Session:
Mark your calendar and plan to send staff to attend an online information session: SkillUp® PA for Library Staff
On Tuesday, March 15, 2022 from 1-2p.m, attend the live session:
Please join this session from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (224) 501-3412
Access Code: 689-898-365
Attend this session to see a:
- short overview SkillUp® PA presented by Metrix staff
- demonstration of how to get an account
- preview of courses available
Attendees will have a chance to ask questions, and to share ideas for how Pennsylvania libraries can ensure patrons know about and can access the online courses.
*If you can’t attend live, the session will be recorded and a link to the session will be shared after the session.
Note: This is an information session and does not count towards Continuing Education requirements for librarians.