Online course in Eastern Washington boosts skills for remote working – WSU Insider

ByMike V. Cooper

Dec 14, 2021

Rural residents of eastern Washington can learn skills to compete for remote work in the post-pandemic economy through a fully online professional certificate course.

Launched this fall, the Remote Worker Certification Course, hosted by WSU Extension, is a month-long, 30-hour program that helps prepare participants to become effective remote workers, whether they are employees, entrepreneurs. or independent.

The next session starts on Tuesday January 4, 2022 and ends on January 28. The registration deadline is Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 11 a.m.

Developed by Utah State University Extension, this course has been made available to residents of Washington with support from the Washington Rural Initiative, a partnership between Washington State University Extension and the AWB Institute with support from Avista and STCU.

Course registration fees are $ 299. Scholarships are available for those in the Avista service area and who are currently unemployed or underemployed.

The course announcement focuses on Lincoln, Spokane and Whitman counties, but is open to participants from other locations. It is offered monthly, except in December and July.

“If an individual has the skills and the certificate demonstrating that they have these skills, they can be competitive in the digital job market,” said Mike Gaffney, deputy director of WSU Extension. “This project provides the key to a door that people in rural communities might not be able to pass through otherwise. “

Students will learn how to improve time management, familiarize themselves with a variety of online communication and project management tools, create a digital work portfolio, start a career development plan, and develop numerous other skills. The course also explains how to run a successful job search.

At the end of the four weeks, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion of the Professional Distance Work Course issued jointly by WSU and USU.

For more information or to begin your registration process, visit the Distance Work Certificate Course website.