Free Skills Training from GBS

GBS is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Rescare, the service provider for Northwest PA Job Connect to offer free skills training to employees and clients of GBS. This agreement gives Gibbons’ clients free, unlimited access to over 8,000 online skills training courses.

GBS’s role is to act as administrator, providing access to the system and setting up usernames and passwords for each learner. Gibbons says she can also help employers identify and assign appropriate courses for their employees. She has taken several of the courses herself – as has her staff – and encourages her clients and their employees to use the COVID-19 shutdown to refresh or update existing skills and learn new ones.

Employees are not limited to the courses that their employers assign them. If they wish to take additional courses on their own time, it is still free.

The Rescare Academy platform offers an enormous list of courses, most of which can be completed in less than 1 hour to about 3 hours. A few are curriculum rather than a course and can take up to 55.5 hours to complete. Each certification is globally recognized. Certificates can be printed upon completion or GBS can print and mail them to employers for a nominal fee.

A complete training listing is available. Some of these include accounting and finance, basic office skills, writing, computer software, custodial maintenance, industrial trades, OSHA and equipment use/safety, customer service, negotiating, public speaking, stress management, food service & hospitality, human resources, management and leadership skills, sales, marketing and many others.

This is a free value-added service that GBS expects to be offering for a limited time.

GBS also contracts with clients to provide one-on-one WordPress (design, content management and security) and digital marketing (social media) training. Contact GBS to discuss these training options for advancing your skills or those of your employees. Holly can be reached at 814-657-6800 or