Are there some work at home jobs you would like to apply for but you can't because you are lacking in some of the skills you need? For example, maybe you cannot apply for something unless you have a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. Or perhaps your computer skills are at the most basic level and you still need some assistance with sending email and using Windows.
No matter what area you are challenged in, the GCF LearnFree website can help you. And the best part is that it is all free! In case you aren't familiar with it, GCF stands for Goodwill Community Foundation.
GCF LearnFree – What They Offer
A family member actually introduced me to this site about a month ago and I shared it with some of you through my Facebook page. But this is such a useful resource that I knew I was going to have to do a review for you. Computer skills aren't the only thing you can use this site for. Some of the other categories include …
- Everyday Life
- Social Media
- Job Development
… and every category has a ton of sub-categories. The computer skills section is especially fleshed out. Here are just a handful of the categories I see there …
- Open Office
- Microsoft Suite
- Internet Safety
- Internet Safety for Kids
… and it even gets broken down to the most basic level, such as actually learning to turn your computer on and off, what is the internet, how is it used, how to search for things, and so on.
Related: Many more e-courses available on Udemy (cheap!)
Free Videos & Tutorials
Every subject and skill covered is complete with videos and/or tutorials to help you learn what you need to know. There are more than 750 free lessons and 250 free videos total on the site. Everything is there for you to access at any time.
GCF also offers free mobile apps to download so you can learn anywhere, anytime.
No Need to Create an Account
Although the option is there to create an account, it is not necessary in order to see the tutorials and videos. I know a lot of you would be in favor of this because it can get difficult keeping up with passwords, etc. for so many different things.
However, you may want to create an account if you find yourself using the site a lot because with an account, you can sign yourself up for the online classes and also view and track your learning history.
As I said above, this site can help you learn some of the skills you may need to apply for many of the online jobs I post about. However, it can also help you land jobs outside the home. Within the career section, there are tutorials on job searching, writing a resume, job interviews, and job success.
I strongly advise bookmarking this incredibly valuable resource. So even if you think you're as skilled as you can be in pretty much everything, I'm confident that you'll still find something in here that can help you.
In conclusion, while GCF LearnFree is free to use, they accept donations. You may want to consider making one if you find this resource useful.
Looking For Training Specific To Work at Home Jobs?
I have a big list of helpful work at home eCourses for different industries. While these are not free, they are all highly-rated and I've had access to several of them.
If those courses are outside your budget, you can learn just about ANYTHING on Udemy and pay next to nothing.