Free, self-paced online courses are now available to the public from the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. These courses cover a variety of hard and soft skills that apply to workers across a wide range of industries and fields, and will be available at no cost through June 30.
“Developing the right skills — technical as well as people skills — is vital for both job seekers and those who are currently employed,” said Stacy Jones, interim director of the Georgia Center. “We all are living in difficult times, and these courses on effective communication and customer service are useful in every work setting.”
The courses include topics covering website coding skills, marketing, personal finance, communication, supervision and management, customer service and searching for jobs.
“Self-paced online courses are valuable to anyone trying to learn new skills that will help them change careers or advance in their current roles — especially for those of us trying to manage our workload while teaching and caring for other family members,” said Kiel Norris, director of continuing education for the Georgia Center. “We hope that Georgians will take advantage of these free courses as a professional development opportunity, and find out just how well online courses work for them.”
To find out more about these courses and to register, visit: www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/free-job-skills
Sue Myers Smith Georgia Center Public Relations Manager
Kiel Norris Georgia Center Director of Continuing Education