5 Resources From Which You Can Learn Marketable Skills

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Ah, the beginning of July has arrived, which is it safe to say that school is officially out. It also means that there were a fresh crop of seniors who graduated high school & college. Some of them wish to jump right into college or the corporate world; some wish to take an alternate route, or yet may not know what the next step is. If you fall into the category of the latter, this message is for you.

Here are 5 resources from which you can learn marketable and profitable skills:

  1. Udemy

Founded in 2009, this global online learning hub is for anyone who would like to learn skills and broaden their horizon. Udemy covers a bevy of topics from web development and videography to yoga and cooking. Whatever your niche is, this platform is sure to have it. For those who like to learn while on-the-go, Udemy provides mobile apps for Google Play & Apple Store. Most, if not all courses have full lifetime access. At last, upon course completion, you’ll receive a certificate of completion that looks good on your resume.

2. Alison Courses

Driven by their core values of empowerment, knowledge, inclusivity and innovation, Alison offers free, high quality courses suited for just about anyone. Founded in 2007 by Mike Feerick, Alison has become one of the leaders in online education. They have accumulated over 10 million students in over 190 countries. Certification of completion and diplomas are available at course’s end if you would like to buy one.

3. edX

One of the more unique programs out there, edX connects students to some of the renowned universities from all over the world. It was founded by MIT and Harvard in 2012. EdX has a host of courses sure to peak your interest. You can even earn university credit, which is flexible and affordable. For more information, you can click here.

4. Shaw Academy

Shaw Academy was launched in 2013 by James Egan & Adrian Murphy. Their goal is to focus on live education because it’s interactive and enticing. Shaw has for 400,000 new learners each month and over 50+ courses. When you first sign up, you’ll receive a 30 day free trial to study the course of your choice. Once the trial is over, you can become a premium member for a low cost. An exam and diploma are available at the end of the course.

5. Praxis

Praxis is a 12 month program founded by Isaac Morehouse. The first six months of the program consists of a pre-apprentice boot camp where student learn the ins-and-outs of apprenticeship and expediting their personal & professional growth. The latter half of the docket, students start paid apprenticeships at booming startups, gaining real world skills and experience. While Praxis is not free, the apprentices may more money that what the program actually costs so there is a ROI (return on investment). If you have more questions, refer to this link.

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