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Penn Foster Workforce Development

For over 125 years, Penn Foster has worked directly with working learners and through partnerships with skilled trades organizations to help tens of thousands of learners gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed on their career paths and in life; while meeting the unmet needs of skilled trades employers looking to fill talent gaps. With over 35 comprehensive career pathways, Penn Foster’s training and education helps employers upskill their workforce and improve productivity, while providing trainees with the essential skills needed to meet current and evolving job requirements.

The mission of Penn Foster is to empower adult learners to advance their careers, learn a new skill, or gain personal satisfaction. We strive to fulfill this mission by providing breadth and depth of courses, innovative and engaging technology, and a wide array of flexible services aimed at the needs of the working learner. All of these employer-sponsored training programs, from basic work readiness skills to advanced training for electricians, machinists, mechanics, supervisors, and others, are self-paced, flexible, and can be tailored to your organization’s unique training needs.

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From foundational skills to advanced career training, we offer over 3,000 courses aligned with 35+ occupational pathways.
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Serving Students with Disabilities

We are dedicated to working towards meeting the needs of our students. We are expanding our reach and inclusiveness by extending the accessibility and usability of our portals and program content for students with disabilities. Learn more about our commitment to serving students with visual, auditory, or manual dexterity disabilities.