Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and the Town Board today announced new, free online job skills training for those individuals looking to re-enter the workforce following the hardships imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic. Metrix E-Learning System, the free online job skills training service, will be offered through The Workforce Partnership – a consortium of local governments committed to providing free and valuable information and services to both employers and jobseekers.
Supervisor Saladino stated, “Many people have experienced unimaginable and unprecedented hardship throughout this Coronavirus pandemic, and as a result, many businesses have closed and individuals have lost work because of it. As we continue turning the corner in the fight against COVID-19, residents are looking to return to work and we’re proud to offer the Metrix E-Learning System to those who seek to ‘skill-up’ and re-enter the workforce more capable than when they left it.”
The Metrix E-Learning System offers a wide variety of courses to help people who are looking for employment. Currently, there are over 5,500 courses available, and the system can be utilized any time, any place, 24/7. To enroll, residents must visit http://thewp.skillupamerica.org. Upon registration, residents will be contacted by job counselors from the Career Center who will help them navigate the program and find the appropriate skills needed to re-enter the workforce in their desired field.
“The Town and the Workforce Partnership are committed to helping residents find meaningful employment. This free Metrix E-Learning System is a great resource to utilize, and I encourage residents who are looking to ‘skill-up’ to take full advantage of it,” added Councilman Tom Hand.