Online Training Resources (FREE):
There are many programs available at no cost to Soldiers, Family Members, veterans and civilians that are designed to improve one’s basic knowledge of math and English and to provide content mastery that can be used to successfully pass national testing programs examinations offered by CLEP and DANTES or to take and pass credit bearing courses offered by colleges and universities. A recent trend within higher education is the offering of MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses by many of the leading colleges and universities in America and from around the world. MOOCs are offered at no cost and do not result in the award of college credit, but do provide the user with incredible learning opportunities.
The following list does not capture all of the options available to you, but is provided as a starting point in your self-development journey. Each icon is a hyperlink that will take you to the organizations website for more detailed information on their services.
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|At no cost to the individual or their organization, all active duty soldiers, members of the National Guard or Reserves, Department of the Army civilian employees, and USMA and ROTC cadets are authorized to access over 5000 Information Technology, Business Skills, and Interpersonal Skills courses from any location, around the clock (24/7). All you have to do to use Army e-Learning is get an AKO account and complete your registration through ATRRS (you do NOT need an ATRRS Logon ID/Account to register). Be sure to browse the Army e-Learning Course Catalog to see the courses available to you.|
|We believe in connecting people to a great education so that anyone around the world can learn without limits. Coursera is an education company that partners with the top universities and organizations in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. Our technology enables our partners to teach millions of students rather than hundreds. Classes offered on Coursera are designed to help you master the material. When you take one of our classes, you will watch lectures taught by world-class professors, learn at your own pace, test your knowledge, and reinforce concepts through interactive exercises. We offer courses in a wide range of topics, spanning the Humanities, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, and many others. Whether you’re looking to improve your resume, advance your career, or just learn more and expand your knowledge, we hope there will be multiple courses that you find interesting.|
|A free world-class education for anyone anywhere. Khan Academy is a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. All of the site’s resources are available to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, or an adult returning to the classroom after 20 years. Khan Academy’s materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge. Course offerings are continually expanding; courses are available in Math, Science, Economics and Finance, Humanities, and Computer programming. Students can make use of their extensive library of content, including interactive challenges, assessments, and videos from any computer with access to the web.|
|A complete list of massive open online courses (Free Online Courses) offered by many of the best universities and agencies.|
|The Online Academic Skills Course (OASC) for Military Success and the College Placement Skills Training (CPST) for College success are available to Service members, DoD civilians, and family members, to help prepare for college, build academic skills, and prepare for exams such as CLEP or DSST. CPST is especially helpful for those beginning their college program as most colleges require students to take placement exams prior to enrolling in English and math classes. The courses are self-paced and customized based on your answers on a pre-assessment. Lessons utilize interactive exercises such as drag-and-drop matching, video games style multiple choice, and dynamic flash cards. Quizzes and practice problem sets also help students gauge their mastery of the material. Lessons include the following areas: English and Language Arts, Essay Writing and Math (basic and college level math)|
|O*NET is the nation’s primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. Information from this database forms the heart of O*NET OnLine, an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations. The database also provides the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.|
|Funded by the DoD MWR Library Program, Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, Army General Library Program, and Navy General Library Program. Tutor.com provides homework and study help from a professional tutor any time you need it. It is FREE for students in the Army, Navy, Air Force Marines, National Guard and Reserve families. Expert tutors are online 24/7 and available to help in more than 16 subjects, including test prep, proofreading, Math, Science, English, and Social Studies.|
Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), Veterans Career Transition Program (VCTP): http://vets.syr.edu/education/employment-programs/
FREE Online courses for Post-9/11 vets and spouses & spouses of Active Duty military service members!
VCTP is for Spouses too!
Effective immediately, military spouses can:
> Apply to the Professional Skills Track to learn professional (or “soft”) skills necessary to gain and maintain employment outside the military, including content developed in partnership with MOAA specifically for military spouses.
> Apply to the Tech Track to learn industry related skills surrounding information technology, project management, and human resources.
> Apply to the Independent Study Track for next-business day enrollment in learning paths surrounding information technology, project management, human resources and more!
* In the Independent Study Track and Tech Track, the program will pay exam fees associated with industry certification (student must meet any professional experience requirements and pass relevant practice exams)
Anyone interested on OSHA 10-hr entry level training courses:
So far the lowest cost OSHA prep for the 10-hr cert seems to be $79.
most categories of GI Bill will pay up to $2K toward a certification, at
this time I do not know of free OSHA course.
I will update you with new information on this topic once I received it.