Welcome to WorkSource Montgomery’s Covid-19 Recovery Programs! Please see below for more information on our various programs to assist both businesses and job seekers with Covid-related issues.

What is SkillUp® Mongtomery?

SkillUp® Montgomery is a virtual career services program made available by WorkSource Montgomery and Montgomery County for all MoCo residents through the Metrix Learning® platform. SkillUp® Montgomery offers FREE and UNLIMITED access to more than 5,000 high-quality online training courses for 180 days (6 months). Through SkillUp® Montgomery, the Metrix online learning platform provides unlimited access to the same training courses by the majority of Fortune 500 companies.

JOB SEEKERS

Whether you are looking for a new job due to recent unemployment, looking to change careers or transition into a different industry, or looking to enhance/upgrade your skills, our SkillUp® Montgomery initiative can help you take charge of your future and prepare you!

Key Features

  • Integrated assessments
  • 5,000+ Workplace Skills/Business/IT courses
  • 10 Career Pathways, 200 Occupations
  • 300+ Skill Tracks
  • 100+ Certification Training Tracks
  • FREE digital badges & certificates of completion

How Do I Sign Up?

  1. Go to: http://wsm.skillupamerica.org/
  2. Click “JOBSEEKERS”  “REGISTER FOR FREE”
  3. Fill out your information for instant access
  4. Take as many courses as you want for 180 days (6 months)

 

SMALL BUSINESSES/EMPLOYERS

As part of the SkillUp® Montgomery program, WSM has made some of the features of the Metrix Learning® System available to local MoCo employers. Metrix Learning® is a comprehensive platform that delivers assessments, online skill training, and cost-effective programs for 130+ industry-recognized certifications from anywhere with internet access, 24/7. So whether you are looking to upskill incumbent staff, find skilled candidates, or for new hire training, our SkillUp® Montgomery program has what you need for free or minimal costs.

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.

Key Features for Employers – Free to Businesses

  • New Hire Training
  • Candidate Screening – screen users based on subject matter and course interests
  • 900+ Kenexa Prove It assessments

Upgrade the Skills of Your Existing Staff – Discounted through WSM

  • Additional training opportunities available – $90 per employee for companies registered through WSM
  • Succession planning, promotion, backfill opportunities, and layoff prevention
  • Certification training (additional charges for practice tests, virtual labs, and test vouchers)
  • Customizable curriculum

 Sign Up Today!

  1. Go to: http://wsm.skillupamerica.org/
  2. Click “EMPLOYERS”
  3. Select your option
  4. Fill out your information

The application is currently closed and will reopen in January 2022.

For FAQs, click HERE.

Stay informed on the latest workforce development trends, insights, and our local partnerships in Montgomery County.
For both the individual job seeker and the community organizations that support them, this newsletter provides job search resources and information on job fairs, hiring events, and workshops available in our community.

Contact Us

    American Job Center Locations

    Germantown

    Upcounty Regional Services Center*
    12900 Middlebrook Road, First Floor
    Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Phone: 240.406.5485
    Fax: 301.685.5569
    Germantown@worksourcemontgomery.com *Currently closed for renovations, virtual services available.

    HOURS OF OPERATION

    Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
    Friday: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

    Wheaton

    11510 Georgia Avenue, First Floor
    Wheaton, MD 20902
    Phone: 301.929.6880
    TTY: 301.962.4083
    Wheaton@worksourcemontgomery.com

    HOURS OF OPERATION

    Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
    Friday: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

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