The State of Connecticut is launching a free, online job training program for people who are unemployed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SkillUp CT was pioneered by the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board outside Norwich, and has been expanded to include the state’s other workforce investment boards: The WorkPlace in Bridgeport, the Workforce Alliance in New Haven, the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board in Waterbury and Capital Workforce Partners in Hartford. Backing from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority supports the effort.

About 5,000 courses are available in areas like IT, business analysis, customer service, project management, digital literacy, and more. The Skill Up CT program also offers training leading to 100 industry certifications. It was first launched in Eastern CT and is being expanded. It’s now available for anyone in the state with internet and a computer.

To sign up: