WSM Launches SkillUp® Montgomery Program Free Online Learning Platform for All MoCo County Residents

Get Back to Work or Train Employees with Free Online Courses

ROCKVILLE, MD—WorkSource Montgomery, Inc. (WSM) is thrilled to announce the launch of a new program called SkillUp® Montgomery, a free online job skills training platform provided by the Metrix E-Learning System. All eligible Montgomery County residents can take classes, explore career pathways, and even prepare for various industry-recognized certifications, all for free and all from home.

“We are excited to launch SkillUp® Montgomery to offer all Montgomery County residents an additional resource to upskill during this public health crisis (and beyond),” said Executive Director Anthony Featherstone. “Additionally, as the learning platform also serves as a tool for businesses to develop current employees, we know that SkillUp® Montgomery will add value throughout our small business community.”

SkillUp® Montgomery is designed for all types of jobseekers whether they are looking for a first job, a new job, or to advance in their chosen field. The Metrix E-Learning System provides residents with 24/7 access to over 5,000 workplace, business, technical and IT courses, various industry recognized certifications, and 10 industry career “pathways” for up to six months. SkillUp® Montgomery delivers MoCo residents flexible, self-paced learning from the comfort of their home so long as they have access to a computer with Internet access. Residents can access the program at To learn more about SkillUp® Montgomery, CLICK HERE or if you are interested in additional career services, contact WSM at one of our locations:

SkillUp® Montgomery can also be utilized by local MoCo businesses to find skilled candidates or for new hire training. Custom curricula can be developed to a particular employer or industry. Employers can also list job openings, descriptions, and the skills they are looking for. Jobseekers can then view the job listings and take an assessment. Passing the assessment allows them to upload their resume and send information directly to the employer. Employers can select relevant assessments to evaluate candidates’ skills and schedule interviews. For jobseekers who are not successful in passing the assessment, the system provides course recommendations and a personalized learning plan that allows them to retake the assessment when they are ready. For an overview of what SkillUp® Montgomery offers MoCo business, CLICK HERE. For questions about SkillUp® Montgomery, please email us at

About WorkSource Montgomery (WSM)

WSM is the fiduciary agent for Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding in Montgomery County. The organization operates the American Job Centers in Wheaton and Germantown and provides employment services to Montgomery County residents who are unemployed or underemployed. Programs and initiatives offered by WSM are supported in part by the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor as part of an award totaling $2,682,140. WSM engages employers in various industries throughout the county to ensure that their workforce needs are being met. For more information about WorkSource Montgomery and current recruitment opportunities, events, and workshops, visit our calendar at

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    American Job Center Locations


    Upcounty Regional Services Center*
    12900 Middlebrook Road, First Floor
    Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Phone: 240.406.5485
    Fax: 301.685.5569


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    Friday: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm


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    Wheaton, MD 20902
    Phone: 301.929.6880
    TTY: 301.962.4083


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