Free Classes to Enhance Your Portfolio

To remain competitive in today’s employment marketplace, you’ve must keep your skills fresh and you must continuously discover paths to knowledge base enhancement. It’s never enough to have a diploma on the wall and be done with it. Employees must enhance their skill set and find new challenges. One of the most effective means to accomplish this is to enroll in classes for new, in-demand software applications or general business practices.

From various language classes to programming bootcamps and digital marketing workshops, there’s something for almost any interest. As an added incentive, many classes are offered online, for free. It’s easier than ever to add a new skill to your resume for a new opportunity or gain traction in your current position.

Here are some free training centers that will educate you in high-demand skills that will pay off!

Khan Academy

Khan Academy offers instructional videos, practice exercises, and a customized learning dashboard that allow students to learn at their own pace whether in or outside of a classroom environment. They also partner with institutions like The Museum of Modern Art, NASA, MIT, and The California Academy of Sciences to offer specialized content.

Useful Classes Offered: Entrepreneurship, Hour of Code (SQL, JavaScript, CSS & more), Finance & capital markets, GMAT, & more.


edX is an online learning resource  and MOOC provider founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, offering high-quality courses from the world’s best institutions and universities to students everywhere.

Useful Classes Offered: Robotics, Project Management, Solar Energy Engineering, Mandarin Chinese for Business, People Management, & more.


Whether you are looking for a new position, a promotion, college placement or for a new business venture, ALISON enables you to improve your economic and personal circumstances, and subsequently, that of your community. Alsion is a nine million-strong, global online learning community, with free, high-quality online education resources to help you develop essential, certified skills for the workplace.

Useful Classes Offered: Nursing and Patient Care, Workplace Safety and Health, Operation Management, Design Thinking, Python Programming, Competitive Sales Strategies, & more.


With industry giants like Facebook, AT&T, Google, Cloudera, Salesforce, and others, Udacity offers programs and classes designed so professionals aspiring to be Data Analysts, Mobile Developers, Web Developers, etc.

Useful Classes Offered: Intro to Java Programming, Android Development for Beginners, Introduction to Virtual Reality, Statistics, & more.

United Nations Institute for Training and Research

An autonomous UN body established in 1963, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research ( is a training arm of the UN System, and has been established to enhance the effectiveness of the UN through diplomatic training, and to increase the impact of national actions by raising public awareness, education and training of public policy officials. UNITAR offers courses that run throughout the year or several times a year that are open to the public and free-of-charge.

Useful Classes Offered: Strengthening Civilian Capacities to Protect Civilians, Confronting Trauma, Introduction to Environment, Conflict Analysis, UN Peacekeeping Operations, Natural Resources and & more.

Use these to beef up your resume and give yourself more selling points while picking up some useful skills to apply in your current role or help you find your next opportunity.

For more information on finding your perfect job, try contacting a professional staffing agency. And if you’re in IT and looking for work in Dallas-Fort Worth, Maxsys Solutions is one of the area’s exceptional IT Staffing Agencies.