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Online Training Resources

Review this comprehensive list of virtual resources to find additional industry training programs, academic courses, certifications and bilingual services offered by industry leaders, educational institutions and community organizations.

Academic Courses

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Coursera

Hosted by: Coursera
Cost: Free

Coursera is an online learning platform for individuals to build skills with courses, certificates and degrees from universities and companies.

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Alison

Hosted by: Alison
Cost: Free

Alison offers free online courses from leading experts in technology, language, science, health, humanities, business, math, marketing and more.

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ASUforYou

Hosted by: Arizona State University
Cost: Free, some cost

ASU for You is an approach to education that supports Universal Learners® with resources from a national research university recognizing that to meet the needs of a rapidly changing, technology-driven world, people will need to access education and learning platforms throughout their lives.

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Professional Development Series

Hosted by: Devry University
Cost: Free

As people are struggling to balance their work and family priorities in these uncertain times, in response Devry University is offering professional development webinar videos on a variety of topics such as self-care, business communications and other best practices specific to working in times of stress.

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Education Courses

Hosted by: Edx
Cost: Free, limited

Founded by Harvard and MIT, Edx is a mass online open course provider with classes from international institutional education systems. Edx offers online classes covering topics from architecture, business, chemistry communication and more. 

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Harvard Online Learning

Hosted by: Harvard
Cost: Free

Harvard University offers 59 free online classes in topics including game development, web programming, mobile app development, neuroscience, data science, coding and more.

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Educational resources for displaced workers

Hosted by: Kaplan
Cost: Free and discounted

Kaplan, a leader in online education solutions, is partnering with companies around the world to subsidize the cost of online courses for employees affected by COVID-19 business closures. Resources include free online college courses through Prudue University, discounted online courses through Prudue University, free exam preparation for school admission exams, and training for industry-recognized credentials.

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MIT OpenCourseware

Hosted by: MIT
Cost: Free

MIT OpenCourseWare is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. The platform is open and available for free. Individuals can find courses by topic or department.

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Free Online Courses

Hosted by: Online Degree
Cost: Free

This website allows you to take as many first-year college courses as you want without paying any tuition, submitting an application, or taking entrance exams. The site has direct relationships with schools such as Ashworth College and Southern New Hampshire University that allow you use the courses for college credit in certain associate and bachelor's degree programs.

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Free Online Courses

Hosted by: Oxford Home Study Centre
Cost: Free

K-based Oxford Home Study Centre offers more than two dozen free online courses that come with certificates of completion. A wide range of courses are available, from marketing and business management to fashion design and public relations.

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News University

Hosted by: Poynter
Cost: Free, some cost

Whether you've been part of the NewsU community since Day 1 or recently registered for online training because of the coronavirus crisis, thank you. Explore Poynter’s News University 100+ interactive journalism courses and join our international community of 150,000+ professionals, educators and students.

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Purdue Online

Hosted by: Purdue University
Cost: Free and Discounted

Online Courses for Furloughed or Laid-Off Employees. As lives are interrupted and hard-working individuals are furloughed or laid off as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Purdue, in partnership with the Purdue for Life Foundation, is offering discounted and free online courses. 

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Free Online Courses

Hosted by: Saylor Academy
Cost: Free

Saylor is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. that offers more than 70 free self-paced online courses in 18 different areas. You earn a free certificate of completion if you pass a final exam with a grade of at least 70 percent.

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Stanford Online

Hosted by: Stanford University
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Stanford University's online learning platform offers individuals an opportunity to take free online courses to learn new skills and study new and emerging topics. Categories include health & medicine, education, engineering and arts & humanities. 

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Quarantine Special

Hosted by: Udacity
Cost: Free, limited

Udacity, the global online learning platform, is opening up its premium learning platform for free to everyone for one month in response to the employment disruptions stemming from the current coronavirus pandemic.

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Free learning courses

Hosted by: Udemy
Cost: Free

Udemy is a global marketplace for learning and instruction. To support displaced workers, Udemy collected all its 700+ free courses for learners to upskill in web development, entrepreneurship fundamentals, blockchain, fitness, communication skills and more.

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Free learning courses

Hosted by: University of Phoenix
Cost: Free

The University of Phoenix is offering free webinars and podcasts to students, teachers and the public.

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Industry training

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Microsoft Office Virtual Class Schedule

Hosted by: Axiom
Cost: $75/class

Axoim, an online distance learning platform, is offering Microsoft Office training classes for $75 each. Learn everything from the basics of Excel to automating tasks.

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25 Expert Social Media Growth Strategies

Hosted by: Buffer
Cost: Free

This 25-day email course for mastering social media marketing features the latest tips and strategies to help take your social media marketing to the next level with video tutorials, data, examples, exercises, and more.

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CodeBreak

Hosted by: Code.org
Cost: Free

Code.org launched a weekly program, Code Break, with challenge to engage students of all abilities. This program focuses on computer science with an interactive classroom setting, activities and options for learners without computers.

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Internet Marketing for Smart People

Hosted by: Copyblogger
Cost: Free

Internet Marketing for Smart People is a free 20-part course and ongoing email newsletter, delivered conveniently to your inbox. Register for My.Copyblogger.com below to get instant access to the Internet Marketing for Smart People course.

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General Assembly

Hosted by: Dash
Cost: Free

Dash is a free online course that teaches the basics of web development through projects you can do in a web browser. Learn the right way to code HTML, the building block of the web. Design beautifully modern sites and learn how to balance layout for content and navigation. Create your first fully styled landing page, complete with multi-column layouts, modern navigation elements, and mobile responsive design. Create dynamic interfaces that handle user events and add UI effects such as animations and drop-and-drop to surprise and delight your site’s visitors.

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Hubspot Academy

Hosted by: Hubspot
Cost: Free

Hubspot Academy is free online training for inbound marketing, sales and customer service professionals. Individuals can earn comprehensive certifications, take singular curses or watch bite-sized lessons.

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MIT Introduction to Programming in Java

Hosted by: MIT
Cost: Free

This course is an introduction to software engineering, using the Java™ programming language. It covers concepts useful to 6.005. Students will learn the fundamentals of Java. The focus is on developing high quality, working software that solves real problems.

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Enable Every Engineer

Hosted by: National Instruments
Cost: Free

National Instruments is opening all of its online training courses for free so that displaced workers can learn software skills. This on-demand interactive multimedia experience covers key concepts in a series of modules.

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Restaurant Professional Learning Suite

Hosted by: National Restaurant Association
Cost: $90

This five module learning suite is for individuals just starting their restaurant career. Topics include front-of-the-house Front-of-the-house service & communication, front-of-the-house basic operations, back-of-the-house pre-production, back-of-the-house production and basic business operations.

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Restaurant Supervisor Learning Suite

Hosted by: National Restaurant Association
Cost: $180

This five module learning suite is for individuals who are responsible for supervising, directing or training employees is free. Topics include managing daily operations, leadership & communication, safety & regulations, cost control fundamentals and controlling costs.

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ServSafe

Hosted by: National Restaurant Association
Cost: Free

The National Restaurant Association is offering essential food safety training for restaurant employees.

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openSAP

Hosted by: SAP
Cost: Free

SAP launched a digital learning initiative offering interactive education content to support students, professionals and anyone wishing to continue to learn during this challenging time. Topics include analytics, cloud solutions, digital transformation and enterprise management.

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Virtual Customer Contact Agent

Hosted by: Newbridge
Cost: No cost

This one-week training will prepare workers to Work From Home as an agent of a company’s contact center.

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Help Desk / Contact Center Agent

Hosted by: Manpower and University of Phoenix
Cost: Free

Courses are delivered online, over three weeks, at no cost to you.  Only eight to 12 hours per week of time commitment is expected. In addition to earning a certificate you will earn one college credit toward a degree at University of Phoenix.

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IT & Medical Technicians

Hosted by: Maricopa Corporate College
Cost: No cost

From Computer Support Technicians to Medical Office Managers, start a new career in a high-demand industry with several virtual and online career training programs, allowing you to quickly gain new skills from the comfort of your home.

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SaaS Sales Training

Hosted by: Aspireship
Cost: Free access for 30 days

Train for a sales career in the SaaS industry with live and on-demand expert video interviews, quizzes and virtual job simulations. Upon course completion, if you receive a passing score, you will be given a certificate to add to your resume.

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Management Essentials

Hosted by: Arizona Small Business Association
Cost: $49/one session or $230/five sessions

the Arizona Small Business Association is hosting a Management Essentials Online Training program for its members and the larger community. Small business supervisors and managers can attend any of the five fast-paced sessions to develop leadership and operational skills. Sessions begin July 1, 2020.

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Certifications

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RISE Up Retail Fundamentals

Hosted by: Center for the Future of Arizona
Cost: Free

Chicanos Por La Causa in partnership with the Center for the Future of Arizona is conducting free retail industry training. The RISE Up Retail Fundamentals training includes the opportunity to earn a Retail Industry Fundamentals credential from the Nation Retail Federation, spark a career in retail, and connect with hiring managers. To be eligible, you must be 16 and have reliable internet access.

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Coursera

Hosted by: Coursera
Cost: Free

Coursera is an online learning platform for individuals to build skills with courses, certificates and degrees from universities and companies.

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Growth Marketing Mini Degree

Hosted by: CXL
Cost: Free

CXL is offering its Growth Marketing Minidegree to people who work in an industry that's been hit especially hard by the COVID-19 crisis such as hospitality, travel, food services, transportation and brick and mortar retail. Upon completion, the individual will receive a certificate and can move on to Digital Analytics, Conversion Optimization or Digital Psychology.

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IT Support Professional Certificate

Hosted by: Google
Cost: Free trial

Google's IT Professional Certificates, hosted on Coursera, provide the job-ready skills you need to start or advance your IT Career. This program is designed to take beginner learners to job readiness in under six months.

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IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate

Hosted by: Google
Cost: Free trial

Google's IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate builds on your IT foundations to help you take your career to the next level. This program teaches you in-demand skills like programming in Python, using Git, advanced troubleshooting, and IT automation techniques.

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Microsoft Learn

Hosted by: Microsoft
Cost: Free, some price

Microsoft's Learn platform offers professionals comprehensive learning paths for Microsoft products. Anyone from any experience level can find modules and courses for them. Courses and free, and credentials vary in price.

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Bilingual Services

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Bilingual Banker Training

Hosted by: Chicanos por la causa
Cost: Free

Chicanos Por La Causa Workforce Solutions is conducting free Bilingual Banker Training classes. Upon training completion, CPLC will provide job placement assistance. To be eligible, a job seeker must be 18, bilingual in English and Spanish, and must have one year of work experience, basic computer skills and a high school diploma or GED.

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GED Prep Classes

Hosted by: Chicanos por la causa
Cost: $150

Chicanos Por La Causa Workforce Solutions hosts GED prep classes in English and Spanish through Rio Salado Community College. Instruction is offered in math, language arts, social studies and science. Registration fees for 16 weeks of instruction are $150, including a textbook. To register, call 480-517-8116 or email gedinfo@riosalado.edu 

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