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Discover Your Skills: ( )

No matter whether you’re entering the job market for the first time or changing careers after 20 years, and no matter whether you’re interested in a specific industry or just trying to learn about different options, there is good news: Right now, there are hundreds of thousands of jobs just waiting to be filled by people with the right skills. To be considered, you’ll need to learn these skills and earn the credentials employers are looking for. Which is exactly what Discover Your Skills is all about. From general questions about choosing a career to education and training options to inspirational videos and information about specific industries, this site can put you on the path to a well-paying, much-needed job. The kind of job we all depend on to maintain our way of life.

Coursera (

An educational platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer high quality courses from the top universities, free to everyone. They currently host courses from Princeton University, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and University of Pennsylvania. They envision a future where everyone has access to a world-class education. They aim to empower people with education that will improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they live in.

Saylor Academy (

Saylor Academy’s mission is to make education freely available to all. Guided by the belief that technology has the potential to circumvent barriers that prevent many individuals from participating in traditional schooling modes, the Academy is committed to developing and advancing inventive and effective ways of harnessing technology in order to drive the cost of education down to zero. Suffice to say, they believe that barriers of cost, time and geography should not stand in the way of access to higher education or quality, effective credentials. They are working hard to provide a comprehensive, effective learning experience to make that belief a demonstrable reality.

GCF Learning (

The program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, offers 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, videos, and interactive, completely free. From seniors learning computer basics to seasoned professionals brushing up on Microsoft Office to unemployed individuals gaining career skills to students practicing math, everyone can find something useful at

List of 100+ Free Educational Websites – Learn New Skills (

Having trouble finding employment? Feel like it’s because your skill base is weak?

Fortunately, the Internet is making it easier than ever to improve yourself and learn new skills. Take advantage of 2014 and dive into something new.

Be warned: Although these websites can help you build a new skill base, they will not necessarily be accepted on your resume. Although we are entering a new, modern era where skills are more fluid and less rigidly attained, institutions are always slow to change. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t learn these skills, however.  There is room to prove yourself outside of your resume.

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