College offers courses for employees looking to improve skills

a student participates in an IRSC Virtual Upskill Certification Course

With the support of her children, a student participates in an IRSC Virtual Upskill Certification Course. IRSC PHOTO


A drastically changed workforce environment resulting from the outbreak of COVID-19 has altered employment opportunities for many in the region.

For those unemployed or furloughed workers who are thinking about their next roles, as well as individuals looking to improve job security with their current employers, Indian River State College is offering online upskill certificate courses in bookkeeping, computer science, office specialist, effective management, human resources, business and marketing during its fall semester.

The college also is encouraging business leaders who seek to upskill their workforces to consider these essential skill-building options for their furloughed employees.

“Today’s challenges may offer some the right opportunity to upskill through online courses, which may help earn a promotion or lead to the next opportunity in the post-coronavirus labor market,” says Ed Massey, IRSC president. “From quick training and certifications to full baccalaureate degree programs, IRSC has numerous pathways to help you enhance your employment potential.”

In addition to outstanding academic resources, students have the support of the IRSC Career and Transfer Services, which can help with resumes and cover letters, honing interviewing skills and securing internship placement and access to employers.

Services for businesses, municipalities and not-for-profits
IRSC is committed to building a dynamic workforce pipeline that supports long-term regional growth and business expansion. It works with local businesses, governments and not-for-profit agencies to tailor programs that increase their workforce capacity. IRSC has the flexibility to work with organizations to create needs-specific training for workers, as well as develop apprenticeship programs.

The college also offers a wide array of opportunities to connect employers with students — welcoming businesses and not-for-profit organizations that are in need of employees, student interns or customized training for workers to contact the college.

IRSC offers more than 100 programs ranging from short-term career training programs to certificate programs to associate and bachelor degree programs.

To view the listing of educational programs, visit:
index.html. And for more information about IRSC programs, email; visit or call 772.462.4772.

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