Business and Industrial Training

As a leading provider of training for skilled trade occupations, Penn Foster offers over 3,000 courses across 35+ occupational pathways. Our skills training and apprenticeship programs 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 positively impact your bottom line.

Blended Learning

Individuals and organizations large and small are rapidly migrating to a true blended learning experience merging online instruction and on-the-job experience. Penn Foster’s catalog of over 3,000 courses with interactive and engaging learning aids are designed to prepare future tradespeople for the workplace and improve their comprehension of concepts and retention of skills as they begin or continue their careers. Our configurable programs feature robust learner and partner support including access to our Learning Management System and capabilities to integrate into the mainframe or server-based Learning Management application your organization uses. Explore the course offerings by subject area below.

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Resource Descriptions

Career Development

Whether they're entry-level personnel, individuals re-entering the workforce, or seasoned veterans looking for expanded skills training, many professionals strive to improve their performance in a variety of administrative, interpersonal, and service areas. This expansive course library includes curriculum on Human Resource Skills, Computer Networking, Basic Computer Training and Career Certificate programs.

Career Development Programs >


A prerequisite for achieving success is having the essential math, reading and writing skills. Our self-paced programs are ideal for addressing these critical, yet personally sensitive, topics.

Foundation Skills Programs >

Industrial Safety

A working understanding of industrial safety standards, laws, and practices helps you and your employees develop and maintain a healthy and safe working environment. Our Safety Director Kits offer an ideal approach for the part-time safety administrator. The kit includes everything you'll need to run professional safety meetings to protect your employees and capital investments.

Industrial Safety Programs >

Electrical / Electronics

Maintenance organizations are faced with the challenge of upgrading the skills of experienced technicians to deal with new technology. This challenge, together with the hiring of new employees, has generated renewed interest in the apprenticeship training concept. This resource provides complete curricula from the basics of electricity and electronics to electric motor repair, microprocessors, and industrial controllers.

Electrical and Electronics Programs >

Mechanical Maintenance

The need for mechanical maintenance skills is increasing due to new maintenance strategies such as TPM and preventative maintenance, and the cross training of work teams. Key subjects include: fluid power systems; HVAC; mechanical power transmission systems; and production line maintenance.

Industrial Maintenance Programs >

Industrial Machinery

Our curricula and topical programs can provide employees with the training they need to operate metalworking machinery and related equipment. Apprentice and career trades include preproduction skills in tool and die making, machining, welding, metal cutting and plastics.

Industrial Machinery Programs >


Workforce Development offers comprehensive curricula addressing a wide variety of apprenticeship and career trades in construction and facilities maintenance including: HVAC, carpentry, plumbing, sheet metal and painting.

Construction Programs >


In addition to the courses and subjects contained in other resources, utilities require specialized training for careers as a Power Plant Operator, Electrical Power Technician, Lineman and Meter Reader. This resource presents several curricula which integrate utility-specific programs with the related industrial skills and trades courseware.

Utilities Programs >

Engineering Technology

Engineering programs address chemical, electrical, mechanical, civil, industrial, pulp and paper, surveying, and water/wastewater plant technologies. We also offer specialized associate degrees in engineering fields.

Engineering Technology Programs >

Vehicle Maintenance

The Vehicle Maintenance curricula progress from entry-level basics for an Auto Mechanic to advanced topics for Heavy Equipment and Small Engine mechanics. Service industry, public transportation, and company-owned fleets employ workers who can benefit from our training.

Vehicle Maintenance Programs >

Business Management

The Business Management curricula provide your people with the essential business skills they'll need, from supervisory training to business management with courses in accounting, personal computing, and marketing. These programs provide the educational foundation necessary to support workplace tasks and responsibilities. We also offer specialized associate degrees in engineering fields.

Business Management Programs >

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