Free Online Courses Help You Prepare to Get Back to Work

Are you an Oakland resident in need of enhancing or upgrading your job skills? The City of Oakland is launching free, online job skills training through Metrix Learning.

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Posted: February 2nd, 2021 12:34 PM

Last Updated: July 27th, 2021 11:45 AM

Flexible Training Platform Available 24/7

Metrix Learning is flexible and can help Oaklanders improve a wide variety of skills, earn industry certificates, launch into new careers, or advance up the career ladder.

The platform offers more than 5,000 courses leading to over 180 industry certificates. Courses are available in English, Spanish and Cantonese.

You can access Metrix 24/7 anywhere there is a high-speed Internet connection, and the courses are self-paced, allowing you to take courses when it’s convenient for you.

Metrix is open to all Oakland residents, regardless of employment status.

To access the free online courses, please register at:

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Need More Individualized Assistance?

If you are an adult or youth in need of more individualized assistance, please contact one of the America’s Job Centers or Youth Services Providers listed below or at

If you do not have access to high-speed Internet or a computer, please approach one of the providers below to coordinate access.

Adult Services Providers

Oakland Private Industry Council
Languages: Spanish, English
(510) 858-6742

The Unity Council
Languages: English, Spanish, Mam
(510) 535-6101

Lao Family Community Development Inc.
Languages: Spanish, Chinese, Burmese, English
(510) 230-6630

Youth Service Providers

Unity Council
(510) 535-6101

Lao Family Community Development Inc.
(510) 230-1369

(510) 992-7800

Youth Employment Partnership
(510) 533-3447

Need A Computer or Internet Connection?

As the Oakland Public Library re-opens, many branches have computers available for public use for a one-hour block of time. Reserve a computer at an OPL location.

Or check out a wi-fi hotpot and/or laptop to use at your home.

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