Financial and Economic Digital Equity

SkillsCommons has partnered with the National Collaborative for Digital Equity to build digital equity for financial, economic and digital inclusion, especially for low and moderate income communities. Here you will find FREE online training materials for institutions, organizations, industry, and individuals to advance workforce development.

Free Financial and Economic Training Materials

Financial Literacy is the federal government's website that serves as the one-stop shop for federal financial literacy and education programs, grants and other information. is available in English and Spanish.

Financial Management Online Courses

Financial Management will provide an examination of accounting information to support managerial decision-making processes. Topics include managerial concepts and systems, various analyses for decision making, and planning and control.

Preview Online Modules: Financial Analysis |  BudgetsFinancial ReportsFinancial CalculationsInternal Controls
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Employability Skills

Soft Skills

Businesses recognize the importance of effective soft skills, or work-readiness skills. They know that ensuring employees are prepared from the moment they step into the job is critical for their organization’s success and long-term retention of new hires. Find materials in SkillsCommons that address workplace communication, interpersonal skills, timeliness, adaptability – and more. View and Download SoftSkills OER

Work-Based Learning (WBL)

Work-based learning (WBL) methods, such as apprenticeships, are educational strategies that provide students and trainees with real-life workplace experiences. Find WBL materials in SkillsCommons that address both employer and trainee needs, leading to successful work-based learning experiences. View and Download Work-Based Learning OER

Supporting  Women in Sustainable Employment

WISE (Women in Sustainable Employment) Pathways is a career exploration course designed for women to explore non-traditional , in-demand jobs in the energy / utilities, construction, manufacturing, public safety, information technology and transportation industries. By completing all 16 sessions of the WISE Pathways program, women have the opportunity to learn about career paths, strategies in conflict management, team building, workplace expectations, resume creation, applying online, interviewing, and connecting with recruiters. 

SkillsCommons One-Stop-Shop for OER

OER come in a wide variety of types. Many educators are simply looking for individual media elements to use within their courses, such as photos, graphics, videos, and audio, that are openly licensed in a way that freely permits education use. Other educators are looking for online curriculum modules to augment their courses, complete etextbooks to replace a publisher’s textbook or curriculum for the complete coursework (call open courseware). View the SkillsCommons One-Stop-Shop for OER.

Business & Entrepreneurial Courses

Be The Boss Entrepreneurial Course

In the Be the Boss – Starting Your Own Business course, you will be guided through a series of five modules that cover the key functional areas of owning a business. At the end of the course, you will be able to apply your newly acquired knowledge through the generation of your own Business Plan.

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Business Communication Online Course

Business Communications will provide a study and application of communication within the business and professional context. Special emphasis will be given to communication competencies in presentations, dyads, teams and technologically mediated formats.

Preview Online Modules: Fundamentals of Business CommunicationOral PresentationsBusiness WritingElectronic Media

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Developmental Education Courses

Writing Basics is a series of self-paced online Units that serve as a tutorial for those desiring a refresher in basic writing skills. The course is designed to prepare students for 100-level composition courses or to cover the skills needed for general education writing requirements at the college level. 

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Pre-Algebra is part of the Essential Pre-College Math (EPM) series of 16 self-paced, online modules that cover topics ranging from basic number properties to factoring and graphing polynomials. The modules are designed to help students review or master content usually covered in Pre-Algebra and Algebra I courses taught in high school, while at the same time presenting the material with authentic examples illustrating how mathematics is used in the various fields of study related to work for architectural engineering technicians or construction. This course underwent a thorough review by subject matter experts.

Preview Online Modules: Pre-Algebra Math Skills Course
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This course has been updated and now includes a pre-assessment that can be used to identify which modules a student needs to work on. The course provides information technology literacy and basic skills training for learners with limited experience. Course learning outcomes focus on skill development related to basic computer operations and information technology. To learn more about this course, please download a copy of the Course Overview Document.

Preview Online Modules: Basic Computer Skills MOOC
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