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Free Online Skills Training for Job Seekers and Businesses

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FREE Metrix Skills Training Available! 

The Workforce Development Board Herkimer, Madison, Oneida and Chenango, Delaware & Otsego Workforce Board now offer Metrix® online training free of charge to all businesses and unemployed and underemployed residents in these six counties.

Metrix Learning® is a comprehensive learning platform that helps set job seekers up for success. Job seekers can gain skills and keep current skills fresh, helping their resumes stand out and readying them for re-entry into a new job market.

Along with online skill training, the platform also offers career exploration tools, career pathways, job search tools, and assessments, giving job seekers a clear picture of where they are and what skills they need to gain to get them where they want to be.

The Metrix® platform helps job seekers progressively build their skills in an easy to understand format, using interactive modules that include videos and quizzes. Job seekers can track their progress, achieving course completion certificates and earning skill badges that help potential employers take notice when considering how a candidate can bring value to their team.

Job seekers can take an unlimited amount of classes and can choose from more than 5,000 workplace skills, business and IT courses. Topics are wide-ranging, including Microsoft Office, sales, software, workplace skills, and many more.

The platform can also help businesses who are having trouble finding qualified candidates or are looking to update their employees’ skills. The WDB and its local American Job Center offices in HMO and CDO offer services to residents to help strengthen the workforce and help workers prepare for and achieve meaningful careers. While in-person services are suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the WDB, HMO Working Solutions, and CDO Workforce continue to assist job seekers and businesses by way of virtual services.

In Herkimer, Madison and Oneida counties, Metrix training and other virtual services can be requested at: www.working-solutions.org.

In Chenango, Delaware and Otsego counties, Metrix training and other virtual services can be requested at: www.cdoworkforce.org. (For Metrix Training: go to For Job Seekers>Training Resources.)

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