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Basic skills training

Basic skills training

Basic skills include many types of skills. Here are some examples:

  • English
  • Reading and writing
  • Math
  • Speaking and verbal communication
  • Work readiness
  • Workplace safety
  • Using computers and the Internet

Employers look for workers who have these skills. If you have been out of school for a long time, or just want to improve your basic skills, there are free classes available.

Were can you find basic skills training?

Use the links below o find tese types of training:

  • The Goodwill Community Foundation offers free online classes in basic skills at their website,
  • The National Literacy Directory lets you search for community education programs in any U.S. location.
  • The OSHA Outreach Training Program provides workers with basic and more advanced training about common safety and health hazards on the job.
  • Your nearest American Job Center can help you find local basic skills classes.
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