New Brunswick

Free professional online training courses available in N.B.

New Brunswickers will now have access to free online training and refresher courses, thanks to a joint initiative between the provincial goverment and Fredericton-based Skillsoft.

Provincial government invests $800K in SkillsNB, a joint initiative with Fredericton-based Skillsoft

New Brunswickers will now have access to free online training and refresher courses.

The provincial government is investing $800,000 over two years in SkillsNB, a new eLearning platform.

“In order to grow our economy and create jobs we need to invest in our greatest resource — our people,” Premier David Alward said in a statement on Thursday.

“These courses will allow New Brunswickers to invest in their future and skills, anywhere, anytime.”

SkillsNB offers professional development in topics ranging from IT and desktop skills, to business, and management through courses, videos, interactive simulations and online text books in both English and French.

It's a joint initiative between the provincial government and Skillsoft, a Fredericton-based company.

Anyone who's interested just has to register online at skillsnb.ca, email skillsnb@skillsoft.com, or call 1-844-462-1203.

The SkillsNB library includes more than 1,200 professional IT courses, more than 600 business skills courses, and more than 3,700 desktop skills courses. It also has more than 120 business and IT certification paths.