fundamental skills

Success begins with the fundamentals. But many people, whether they're office personnel or industrial workers, lack the mastery of essential math, reading, and communication skills necessary to be successful in the workplace. Our online, self-paced Fundamental Skills courses cover basic math, reading and writing as well as pre-technical industrial skills such as measurements, blueprint reading, using tools, and quality principles.

These programs can be tailored to meet the specific training needs of your organization, or even an individual employee. Your company can choose from a variety of self-paced programs that group together related coursework and are designed for flexibility, addressing the professional and personal needs of each trainee. Like all Penn Foster solutions, Foundation Skills courses are available online, or can be delivered in a blended learning environment. Click on a link below to learn more about each foundational skills program.

Program Descriptions

Basic Business Math

The foundation of arithmetic, mathematics and measurements used in common business and industry practices.

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Business Literacy Skills

Crucial business and communication skills in any workplace environment: business math, English, reading comprehension, and writing.

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Basic Blueprint Reading

Provides students with the skills needed to understand the various types of blueprints, shop prints and schematics used in an industrial environment.

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Warehousing and Distribution Education Core Training

Core training in business communications, math, using personal computers, and the operation of distribution and warehouse centers.

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Field Service Technician Training

Covers both business and technical subjects, giving students an understanding of safety procedures, math, business communications, and software applications.

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