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. All PA residents, regardless of employment status, 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.
POWER Library’s PA Job Resources page now includes a convenient link to remind job seekers of the resource.
Note that SkillUp PA is not an ACLA resource, but could act to supplement some of our other job training resources such as Tutor.com. Because this is NOT a library-funded resource, and especially due to the added steps of registering via PACareerLink and SkillUp PA, it will not be included on our eLibrary page. However, library staff may feel free to refer patrons looking for online job training to the resource.
-Heather Auman, Western Allegheny Community Library