Four Ways to Improve Your Skills With Online Classes


The COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant changes to the way we work. Many of us find ourselves with more time, different work priorities, or even looking to retrain due to job loss or restructuring.

“No matter how you’ve been affected, there’s no question that this has been a difficult time for everyone,” said Catherine Jones, associate vice president of workforce development at McHenry County College (MCC). “And while we’re all doing our best to adjust to these changes, there can also be some opportunities to come out stronger on the other side.”

One of those ways is by pursuing training courses that may have been on your to-do list for some time. Offered entirely online, these types of training offered by MCC’s Workforce Training Program are great opportunities for professional development:

Brush up on tech skills

Always dreamed of being an Excel guru? Want to put together a compelling PowerPoint presentation? The College offers courses on many products in the Microsoft Office Suite at Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels, and even offers training in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator for aspiring or current graphic designers.

Customize a group training

Programs that fit your specific business needs can be especially valuable during this time. In addition to helping your employees grow as individuals, group training can be an opportunity for your workforce to virtually connect over a shared experience—while showing your commitment to the company’s future.

Expand your social media savvy

Social media has become an important part of nearly every business. Whether you want to use these platforms for online marketing, as a home for testimonials or reviews, or just another place to connect with your customers, now is the perfect time to hone your skills and identify your goals.

Emerge a better leader

Leadership skills are crucial to the success of any organization. From Lean Six Sigma courses to the Development Dimensions International (DDI) Supervisory Leadership Series, there’s a perfect offering for everyone.

For even more class offerings, visit www.mchenry.edu/catalyst.    

Digital Access

Digital Access
Access nwherald.com and all Shaw Media Illinois content from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, weekend and Sunday packages.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Stay connected to us wherever you are! Get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Plan your weekend and catch up on the news with our newsletters.