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Digital Skills That Pay the Bills

Last updated June 9, 2022

If you have little to no work experience, you may be wondering how you can make your resume stand out to employers. Fortunately, there are many free and low-cost resources online that can help you develop your digital skills and award you certifications you can put on your resume to stand out when applying for jobs. Building skills or earning a certificate in a career field you’re interested in is a perfect way to maximize your time and resume! Check out these free-to-low cost skill-building websites.

SkillUp

This free tool helps you explore careers and get the training you need to enter rapidly growing industries like technology and healthcare. Jump in, start learning, and connect with employers to launch your career!

LinkedIn Learning

Depending on where you live, your local library may give you free access to LinkedIn Learning, where you can take online courses about graphic design, video editing, excel databases and more! Contact your local library to learn about getting access.

Google Digital Garage

This program offers free videos and content designed to help people strengthen their skills in business communication, digital marketing, and more. An entire course can take as little as one hour, or up to one week.

Digital Skills That Pay the Bills

Coursera

Build skills by taking free courses offered from top universities and leading tech companies. These courses are self-paced and full of videos and hands-on projects from top instructors in business, computer science, data science, language learning, and more.

Codecademy

No matter your experience level, you can learn how to write real code on this user-friendly platform. They offer free coding classes in 12 different programming languages, including Python, Java, SQL, C++ and more.

Google IT Support Professional Certificate

This program teaches in-demand skills in the field of Information Technology. No degree or prior experience is required! It also prepares you for the CompTIA A+ exams, which awards a nationally recognized certification for IT. After finishing their free, one-week trial, this program costs $49 per month.

Futurelearn

This platform offers free, short courses to learn in-demand digital skills like social media marketing, web design and more.

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