Displaced and Laid Off Worker Training

Free Online Training and Certifications for Laid Off Workers

The Management and Strategy Institute offers FREE training and certification programs for displaced workers, also referred to as dislocated workers or laid off workers.  The courses that MSI offers are completed 100% online, making them easy for people to access from home or their local library.  These training programs are designed to give the student critical business skills which may help increase job prospects and add to their professional skill set.

According to a 2018 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 3 million workers displaced from jobs they had held for at least 3 years.  A displaced worker is someone who lost there job because their plant or company closed or moved, there was insufficient work for them to do, or their position was eliminated.

There are currently displaced workers in almost every industry, from manufacturing to healthcare.  Even government workers are effected when departments close or consolidate positions.

Your can find all of MSI’s free training and certifications here:  Free Training and Certifications

How Can This Free Training Help?

The Management and Strategy Institute is proud to support individuals who may be displaced due to company downsizing, layoffs, or other economic conditions.  Our programs are designed to compliment someone’s past work experience and education.  For example, our Project Management Essentials certification program ensures you have a general understanding of project management skills.  Most corporate jobs now require employees to have an understanding of how to run and manage projects effectively.  Adding this skill to your background and resumé lets employers know you’re familiar with best practices.

Other skills, often considered “Soft skills” such as ethics or leadership are equality as important.  When an employer looks at your resumé what they are really trying to determine is how well you’ll fit into their organization.  You may have the job qualifications, but do you also possess the personal qualities they are looking for?  These FREE displaced worker training programs from the Management and Strategy Institute will help you improve your soft skills and show employers you’re serious about personal improvement.

I'm Out of Work, What Should I Do?

  1. Start by registering for the free training and certification programs offered by MSI.  These programs will give you a quick way to boost your resumé and learn some additional skills.  MSI is adding to this free resource all the time, so be sure to check back regularly.
  2. Next, the Department of Labor has additional resources that displaced and dislocated workers can use.  This includes additional training and support programs.  You may also qualify for Apprenticeship programs and other programs through the Employment and Training Administration.
  3. Contact an American Job Center or call the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration toll-free help line at 1-877-889-5267.
  4. Get organized – Don’t just send out a few resumés and wait for the phone to ring.  Make a list of industries you’re interested in (healthcare, retail, manufacturing, etc), then start making a list of companies within those industries.  Look those companies up on job sites like indeed.com or Monster.com and see if those companies are hiring.
  5. Make sure to personalize each resumé.  Companies receive thousands of job requests.  HR managers are looking for people who stand out.  Research the company you’re interested in and be sure to craft your CV in a way that matches the job you’re applying for.
  6. Start your job search.  Websites like Indeed or QualityCareers are a great starting point.