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Remote Work Certificate Course To Offer Opportunities

Storm Lake, Iowa — If you work from home, or you have aspirations of working from home, an upcoming online course through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach may be worth looking into.

Extension experts tell us that having the skills to be successful in remote work can open employment possibilities for Iowans no matter where they live, and Iowans can gain these skills through the Remote Work Certificate.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers this virtual course in partnership with Utah State University Extension. The four-week course is open to adult learners and requires approximately 30 hours to complete.

Carol Ehlers, a human sciences specialist in family finance with ISU Extension and Outreach says, ‚ÄúParticipants work at their own pace but must participate in four weekly virtual workshops and submit weekly assignments.” She says that participants can also receive one-on-one support from a human sciences specialist, who can help them set career goals and identify gaps in their skills.

They tell us participants must have broadband internet access, a Web camera and microphone, and basic computer proficiency.

The course registration fee is $249 and upon completion, participants receive a Remote Work Certificate. For an additional $130, teachers can receive two Teacher Licensure Renewal Credits.

Participants must register by June 1, 2021, and registration information is available at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/remote-work.

For more information, contact Carol Ehlers at 712-732-5056 or xehlers@iastate.edu; or Brenda Schmitt at 641-423-0844 or schmitt@iastate.edu.

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