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SkillUp Tarrant County! Residents Offered over 5,000+ courses through FREE online learning platform

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              

Media Contact: Lacey Douglas, Workforce Solutions
817.823.0533 / lacey.douglas@workforcesolutions.net


Tarrant County, Texas (February 22, 2022) – Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County (WSTC) announced today that they are providing Tarrant County residents free access to online career courses via Metrix E-Leaning System, through its “SkillUp Tarrant County” initiative. Starting immediately, Tarrant County residents can visit: https://workforcesolutions.net/job-seeker-services/career-training/#skillup to upgrade their skill sets.

“SkillUp® Tarrant County is helping us build a workforce ecosystem that supports positive economic development through services for job seekers and employers. It provides Tarrant County residents with an invaluable opportunity to expand their knowledge and learn new skills that appeal to employers in this current job market. Meanwhile, employers can use SkillUp® to create free online new hire training, as an affordable way to upskill their current workforce, and as an assessment and hiring tool,” said Judy McDonald, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County executive director.

Tarrant County residents can explore career pathways, view local job postings, register for free online learning, and receive workforce services, whether an individual is looking for a first job, a new job, or to advance in their chosen field.

SkillUp Tarrant County lets residents know what skills employers are looking for and offers 5,000+ e-learning courses and 130 Industry Credential tracks related to those skills. The “Prove It” feature in Metrix offers assessments which can be used by job seekers to evaluate and document knowledge and skills in a given area. The Metrix System is accessible around the clock to anyone with internet access. People can work at their own pace through a variety of courses that teach both technical and soft skills; and users receive a personalized training plan.

Residents who sign up for a free account can earn certificates and digital badges, in areas such as business, information technology, manufacturing, customer service, retail, finance, and much more. To sign up for free access visit: https://workforcesolutions.net/job-seeker-services/career-training/#skillup  or contact (817) 413.4000 and ask to speak to someone about SkillUp Tarrant County.

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About Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County

Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County (WSTC), under the direction of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), is one of 28 local workforce development boards located throughout the state. WSTC’s primary goal is to meet the needs of Tarrant County employers and workers through locally designed market-driven workforce development initiatives and services. All employers, workers and job seekers are eligible to take advantage of these services. The 29-member Workforce Development Board (WDB) is made up of business and community leaders and is chaired by Gracie Vega, with The Gaylord Texan Resort and Conference Center. The WDB work in partnership with the Workforce Governing Board (WGB), which is composed of Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker, Arlington Mayor Jim Ross and chaired by Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley, to oversee Workforce services in Tarrant County. More information can be found at www.workforcesolutions.net or by calling 817-413-4000. NOTE: Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County is an employment and training resource and does not handle unemployment–that is the role of the Texas Workforce Commission.

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