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The New York State Department of Labor is partnering with Coursera, the leading online training provider. Through Coursera, unemployed New Yorkers will have access to nearly 4,000 programs across high-growth industries and can hone skills in data science, business, and technology.

Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County (LVORC) provides tutoring to help individuals learn to read, to write, and speak English, and to improve their math skills. English Literacy Civics, Sewing & English, a telephone partner program, and Citizenship preparation classes are also available. All services are free and offered in several locations around Rensselaer County. Contact LVORC at (518) 274-8526.

SUNY ATTAIN (Advanced Technology Training and Information Networking) is a community center offering free courses and services: Computer classes; Certifications; Academic, Technical, Employability and Life Skills training; Open lab with Internet access; Help with resumes, letters, and job applications.  Located at Capital District Educational Opportunity Centers in Troy (431 River Street | (518) 273 1900 x2111) and Albany (30 North Russell Road | (518) 273-1900 x2300)

The Capital District Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) offers tuition-free academic and workforce development programs, including Building Trades, College Preparation, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, English as a Second Language, High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation, Medical Office Administration (MOA), Nursing Assistant, Security Guard Training, and Welding. Phone: (518) 273-1900.

LINCS Learner Center connects adult learners to free online resources to reach their life goals. Choose a goal to learn how to read, get job skills, and more. Educators can visit the LINCS (Literacy Information and Communication System) main site for more resources.