Training Opportunities

Are you looking to gain a new skill? Whether you are entering the workforce, changing careers and looking to grow in your current field there are resources available for you. There are many free or low-cost training options online or in your local community. Options range from brushing up on basic skills such as English, math, or computers, to mastering specialized skills such as software programs. Many of these training options can lead to a certificate award in less than two years. Having a certificate in your field can help you qualify for a job, get a promotion, or earn more money.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) helps job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market. WIOA also matches employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. Enroll in our WIOA program and receive: 

  • Scholarships for vocational training certificates in growth industries. (Examples: truck driving, medical assistant, project manager, digital marketing, human resource management, accounting, data analytics, UX Design, etc.)
  • Help paying for industry-recognized exams (e.g. PMP, NREMT, COMPTIA A+, CISSP, etc.)
  • Help paying for interview clothes, and transportation to new job/ training
  • Free one-on-one career advising and job search assistance 

Attend an online orientation today to see if you qualify!

Soft skills are an essential part of improving one’s ability to work with others and can have a positive influence on furthering your career. No matter what industry you are interested in pursuing, you need to build your soft skills. These skills will help you adapt and deal effectively with the challenges in your professional and everyday life. If you want to thrive in your chosen industry, it’s worth developing these essential skills.  Courses like self-awareness, working in teams, or communication in the workplace will help you well before you land your first job. By developing these skills, you can run projects more smoothly, deliver results that please everyone, and even positively influence your personal life by improving how you interact with others.

Complete our free, online soft skills training today. Click here for details. 

Apprenticeships offer free training to the apprentice! Apprentices are employed from their first day and receive automatic pay increases as they progress through the program. Apprenticeships can be found in a wide variety of industries as well as the well-established construction fields. 92% of apprentices retain employment when their program is complete.

Click here to learn more about apprenticeships in the area:

There are several options to continue your skill building while staying at home. We discuss these are more during our Online Training Opportunities workshop. Tune in and learn:

Coursera – over 3,700 courses from reputatable universities with certificates and pathways
Metrix Learning – over 5000 courses in dozens of areas of interest, with and without certificates
PGE Online Building Maintenance – These video tutorials have been developed to provide quick instruction to many of the features and functionality available through the Energy Centers learning platform.
Online Portal for Manufacturing Jobs – Free online learning portal and career board for manufacturing jobs
Non-Credit and/or Community Education Classes from Las Positas College
Non-Credit Classes from Chabot College
Non-Credit Classes from Ohlone College
SkillUp  – Discover the fastest-growing careers in the Bay Area while exploring trusted training resources to put you on a path to jobs that earn more.
LinkedIn Learning – Identify the skills you need to advance your career.
Alison– Free Online Courses With Certificates & Diplomas
EdX – Start learning from the world’s best institutions
Udemy – Choose from 213,000 online video courses with new additions published every month
Goodwill Industries – Learn and develop the skills needed to advance in work and life.
Microsoft 365 Training – Video trainings for Microsoft programs (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc.)
Excel Easy – #1 Excel tutorial on the net! Offers a fully illustrated Excel tutorial + 300 examples and it’s 100% FREE.
Adobe – Learn how to use Adobe applications (Photoshop, Acrobat, InDesign, etc.)
Salesforce – Learn In-Demand Skills, Earn Resume-Worthy Credentials, Connect to Opportunities

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District (CLPCCD) has created a guide for you to find over 80 exciting programs that offer certificates you can earn in 12 months or less to help you land the career of your choice at either Chabot College, Las Positas College, or one of our many adult school partners.

Find more, and download the later guide here:  Year to Career

As the Y2C Network continues to develop more courses, flexible options for new programs will be announced and incorporated into the network—and this guide. Always make sure to check with the CLPCCD advisors, college counseling faculty, and Y2C program contacts listed in this guide to learn the most up-to-date information for program availability and the resources to help you enroll.

The Prologis Learning Academy is a fast, free, online training program designed to prepare you for today’s jobs in the warehousing and distribution industry. Providing crucial insights into supply chain logistics it will enhance your skills and prepare you for an exciting career and one of the fastest-growing industries in today’s global economy.

Start your journey today.