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Training & Apprenticeships

As a leading provider of training for skilled trades occupations, Penn Foster offers over 3,000 courses across 35+ occupational pathways. The engaging learning experience supports a wide range of learning styles which helps workers gain the skills necessary to perform at the highest level with programs that feature interactive learning aids to improve comprehension of concepts and retention of information. Our skills training and apprenticeships can be tailored to meet the needs of your business and its workforce, enabling you to fill your company’s skills gap, improve productivity and retention, and positively impact your bottom line.

Fill Your Skills Gap

Skilled trade workers are increasingly in demand, yet many lack the skills needed to be successful in the industrial sector. Build the next generation of your workforce internally by training and re-training your employees in the competencies they need to be highly productive workers.

With the ability to serve employees from entry-level to tenured, Penn Foster’s programs encompass over 40,000 hours of content in mechanical or electrical maintenance, machining, plumbing & HVAC, soft skills training, supervisory training and more. Using our assessment solution, determine your greatest skills gaps and work with Penn Foster to tailor the training or apprenticeship program to your workforce needs.

Improve Employee Productivity

Penn Foster’s training and apprenticeship programs are self-paced and delivered online, enabling your employees to learn at home or on-the-go. Providing 24/7 access to learning, our training programs offer increased flexibility to your workers traveling on projects, remove the need for offsite travel during work hours, and eliminate the scheduling constraints associated with brick-and-mortar institutions. By empowering your employees with training and development, your business will build a more productive, efficient, and engaged workforce from within.

Deliver Training at Scale

Our online solutions provide partners with the ability to enroll one of thousands of employees at once, enabling your business to scale and standardize its training across all business locations. Furthermore, access to our learning materials, student tutorials, support staff, and network of industry-trained instructors is available directly from the Student Portal, ensuring your workers have consistent access to the resources they need.

Contact Penn Foster to learn more about our programs or work with our team to develop a program or apprenticeship that fills your specific training needs.

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