Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and the Town Board remind residents that the Town offers free online job skills training for those individuals looking for new employment, as well as those 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, is 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 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. Of course, services are available for those looking for new employment opportunities as well, including recent college graduates and persons looking to change career paths.”
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 the great services to has to offer,” added Councilman Tom Hand.