In an effort to help those affected by financial pressures due to COVID-19, UCF Continuing Education and online-learning partner, Ed2Go, are offering online professional development courses to the public for free for a limited time.

These courses typically cost about $130 each, and range from successful job searches to marketing on a budget.

Free courses include:

  • Twelve Steps to a Successful Job Search
  • Managing Customer Service
  • Fundamentals of Supervision and Management
  • Personal Finance
  • Creating Web Pages
  • Creating WordPress Websites
  • Individual Excellence
  • Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring
  • Keys to Effective Communication
  • Marketing Your Business on the Internet

“When we noticed unemployment numbers increasing in Central Florida and across the country, we saw an opportunity to help,” says Sean Armstrong, executive director of UCF Continuing Education. “By making these professional development courses available for free, we’re empowering people to learn new skills and improve not only their personal lives, but also their potential to grow into a new or better career.”

These courses are among more than 400 offered through UCF’s Continuing Education division. Courses are self-paced, and the deadline to enroll for free is June 30.

UCF Continuing Education, a unit within UCF Connect, provides credit and non-credit programs that connect the community with the university’s resources to support the re-education, training, professional development and personal growth of individuals across the state, region and nation. Continuing Education partners with academic, business and professional communities in Central Florida to provide clients with distinctive, high-quality and cost-effective educational programs and services.