In this competitive world, to be able to fit into the job market, you have to acquire many skills which are very job driven. It’s not enough to hang out with just a fancy diploma or degree on the wall and rest on your bed.

Employees with must up-level their skills and seek new challenges at work and outside of work. One of the best ways to do that is to take a class on an in-demand topic.

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You can learn things like Languages to basic programming skills. But in someone’s situation, you may ask, where can I get the resources I can use to learn? Don’t worry dearie. Since the world is now a global village, there are bunch of sites out there where you can grab all these skills and certify yourself for free.

 

Dr. Suess once said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

 

Here are a list of websites with their links provided where you can learn job driven skills for free.

 

  • Khan Academy

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is an American non-profit educational organization created in 2008 by Sal Khan, with the goal of creating a set of online tools that help educate students. The organization produces short lessons in the form of videos. Its website also includes supplementary practice exercises and materials for educators. All resources are available for free to users of the website and app.

 

Courses they provide: SAT preparations, Chemistry, Biology, MCAT, Finance, GMAT, Entrepreneurship, Programming crash courses such as SQL, JavaScript, CSS and more.

 

Website: https://khanacademy.org

  • Coursera

Coursera

Coursera is an American massive open online course (MOOC) provider founded in 2012 by Stanford University’s computer science professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller that offers massive open online courses (MOOC), specializations, degrees, professional and master track courses. Coursera works with universities and other organizations to offer online courses, certifications and degrees in a variety of subjects.

 

Skills you can gain from Coursera: Web Development skills, Graphic Design, Android Development, Guided computer science projects, etc.

 

Website: Coursera.org

 

  • Alison

Whether you are seeking a new job, a promotion, a college place or starting a new business, ALISON empowers you to improve your economic and personal circumstances, and through you, that of the community you live in. Alison is a nine million-strong, global online learning community filled with free, high-quality online education resources to help you develop essential, certified workplace skills.

Alison.com

Alison is a free online education platform that mostly focuses on workplace-based skills. It was founded in Galway, Ireland by Irish social entrepreneur Mike Feerick on 21 April 2007. It has over 14 million registered learners and 1500 courses available for free access in March 2020. Alison is one of the place to grab your skills. Just don’t waste time, Go out there and grab your skills.

 

Website: Alison.com

 

  • edX

It is also an American massive course provider created by Harvard and MIT. It hosts online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide student body, including some courses at no charge. It also conducts research into learning based on how people use its platform. edX is a nonprofit organization and runs on the free open edX open source software platform.

 

Courses they offer: more than 200000 university courses. All their courses are well monitored by great scientists. Just don’t waste your time, It’s time to learn a new skill.

 

Website: edx.org

 

  • Udemy

Udemy is just like Coursera. They offer tuition of almost all job driven skills. It’s an online learning and teaching marketplace with over 130000 courses and 35 million students. Learn programming, marketing, business, biology, chemistry, rocket science and many more from their website and pay for a small bounty.

 

Website: Udemy.com

 

With these list of sites given to you for learning, Let’s now move on to apps that can boost your learning process.

 

Apps that will boost your learning process.

 

  • YouTube

Youtube.com

YouTube is the biggest video site and app in the world created by google with the aim to host all videos in the world. You can learn courses like programming in almost all languages with just typing your preferred course into their search box. Don’t forget you can earn money from there too by opening a channel and teaching the skill you’ve acquired there. Enjoy. Life made easy.

 

  • Google Play books

Google Play Books, formerly known as google eBooks, is an eBook digital distribution service operated by Google, part of its Google Play product line. Enjoy millions of latest books, magazines and more. Anytime, anywhere across your devices.

 

  1. Quizlet.

It’s an online study application that allows students to study anything via games and other learning tools. It trains people using flashcards and various games and tests.

 

  • MyScript Calculator 2

This is an app which turns your android or apple device into a total piece of paper. Simply write a question and it gets you the result in real time.

 

  • Duolingo

It’s an app which specializes in the tutoring of only languages. You can use it to learn the most highest and needed languages in the world for free. You can get it on google play store.

 

  1. Sololearn

Sololearn is an app which can be used to code and learn programming for free. They specializes in courses like Python, Kotlin, HTML, Java, JavaScript, etc.

 

  • GrasshopperGoogle Grasshopper

It’s a coding app for beginners. With fun, quick lessons on your phone, the app teaches adult learners to write real codes. With Grasshopper, you can easily learn and understand coding without any previous experience.

 

Not forgetting, learning all these, you have to get books you can make references to but where are you going to get all these books for free. Don’t worry, since all these are provided in a big database. I provide to you, Z-library. The biggest e-library in the world. You can download articles and books for free in this library. Website: |Z-library|

 

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Written By Isaac Fordjour Nimoh, Bsc. Mathematics student in KNUST.

Published on 7th, Dec 2020

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