The Knoxville Area Urban League is authorized to operate as a postsecondary education institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC). Detailed job placement and completion information on the programs offered by the Knoxville Area Urban League are available at THEC. Click on Authorized Institutions and Data.
In some cases, student fees may be waived. Credits do not transfer. For more information about transfer of credits, see the Transferability of Credit policy. Pre-registration is required for all classes.
Workforce Programs offer the following classes:
It’s ME! explores the basics of developing your Work STORY by writing a winning resume and cover letter employers will read. There are two versions of this class target to the adult job seeker and the other targeted to justice involved individuals. Registration to view the class is required. No cost to participate!
Say WHAT?! explores the basics of setting yourself apart during an interview whether over the phone, virtually or in-person. There are two versions of this class target to the adult job seeker and the other targeted to justice involved individuals. Registration to view the class is required. No cost to participate!
Start Smart offers access to free online classes that allow you to learn industry-recognized skills at your own pace and earn a certificate in various soft skills, basic computer skills including email applications, internet browser searches and digital literacy and safety and the latest version of MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook. No cost to participate!
GFC LearnFree.org allows you to set up a free account if you want to track your progress and earn a free certificate. You do not have to have an account to access the free online training and learn at your own pace. No cost to participate! https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/topics/
Alison is a free online platform to courses from the world’s leading experts. The courses are organized in the following areas of study: IT, Language, Sales & Marketing, Management, Health, Business, Engineering & Construction, Personal Development and Teaching & Academics. Classes begin at entry level to advanced level that can lead to earning a certificate or a diploma. It is free to take the courses without an account, but you must create an account and pay a fee to earn a certificate, diploma with Alison. The fees will vary. The Start Smart Workforce Program based on your eligibility as a participant may be able to provide financial assistance for the cost of a certificate ONLY. https://alison.com/
Coursera is an educational platform that allow you to learn without limits and build skills with courses, certificates, and degrees online from world-class universities and companies. You can achieve your learning and educational goals by enhancing job skills, gaining new knowledge, mastering a specific skill, earning a professional certificate or a university-issued certificate and credit towards a degree or even earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree. There are many free courses available for you to choose from in areas that will boost your career readiness skills and job market potential. The Start Smart Workforce Program based on your eligibility as a participant may be able to provide financial assistance for the cost of a certificate ONLY. https://www.coursera.org/
Workplace Pre-Skill Preparedness: Core Competencies A workforce Program designed to prepare individuals to enter the workplace with the employment preparedness and industry-recognized soft skills to be successful in the 21st century that promotes and meets the standards of valued-added employability in any industry. Program is eligible for financial assistance under the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Course Description and Cost Information
Financial Education Class
This class will teach personal and family budgeting, saving money and the importance of credit.
Co. Starters Class
The 10-week training program is for entrepreneurs at all stages. Participants discuss business concepts and learn through a collaborative process with a small group of entrepreneurs and guest speakers.