As a result of the economic conditions caused by COVID-19, many individuals have been impacted by a drastically changed workforce environment that has altered employment opportunities for millions across the nation. In response to unemployed or furloughed workers who are thinking about their next roles, as well as individuals looking to improve job security with their current employers, Indian River State College is offering a variety of six-week certificate programs in key workforce disciplines. Classes begin online during the week of June 24.
IRSC welcomes new and returning students who are evaluating their current skill sets and looking to engage in online courses to develop new ones. The College also encourages business leaders who seek to upskill their workforces to consider these essential skill-building programs for their furloughed employees. Certification will be offered in areas such as bookkeeping, computer science, office specialist, effective management, human resources, business and marketing.
Registration is now open, and financial aid is available to those who qualify. Courses for these six-week certificate programs are credit-bearing, meaning they may apply toward corresponding Associate in Science Degree programs. A GED® or high school diploma is required.
“Today’s challenges may offer some the right opportunity to upskill through online courses, which may help earn a promotion or lead to the next opportunity in the post-coronavirus labor market,” says Dr. Ed Massey, President of Indian River State College. “From quick training and certifications to full baccalaureate degree programs, IRSC has numerous pathways to help you enhance your employment potential.”
In addition to outstanding academic resources, students have the support of the Office of Career and Transfer Services, which can help with developing resumes and cover letters, honing interviewing skills, and securing internship placement and access to employers.
Indian River State College is also interested in hearing from businesses and not-for-profit organizations that are in need of employees, student interns or customized training for incumbent workers. Contact the IRSC Information Call Center at 772-462-4772 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indian River State College offers more than 100 programs ranging from short-term career training programs to certificate programs to Associate Degree and Bachelor’s Degree programs. To view the comprehensive listing of educational programs, visit: https://www.irsc.edu/programs/index.html. To view the selection of six-week certificate programs, visit: https://www.irsc.edu/marketing/upskill-at-irsc.html.