Contact:

Holly McGlashan
Provost, College of Central Florida Levy Campus
352-658-4077, ext..2103
mcglashh@cf.edu
www.cf.edu

Laura Byrnes, APR, CPRC
Communications Manager
CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion
Direct: 352.291.9559 Mobile: 352.816.1264
lbyrnes@careersourceclm.com

CHIEFLAND, Fla. (Aug. 14, 2020) — The College of Central Florida has partnered with CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion to help Levy County residents access a free, dynamic online training platform.

SkillUp® Citrus Levy Marion features over 5,000 courses through the Metrix Learning system that can lead to more than 180 in-demand industry certificates.

Those without the internet connection needed to access SkillUp may use a designated computer lab at the CF Jack Wilkinson Levy Campus. Beginning Aug. 28, the lab will be available Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Levy Campus is located at 15390 U.S. Hwy 19 just north of Chiefland. 

“This is a great opportunity for Levy County residents who are looking to advance in their career by achieving one or more certifications,” said Holly McGlashan, provost of CF’s Levy Campus. “We are excited about the partnership with CareerSource and are happy to provide the access community members might need to land a new job or move up with their current employer.” 

McGlashan added that to maintain social distancing and comply with other public health precautions, anyone interested in scheduling lab time to access SkillUp should call 352-658-4077. Those using the lab are required to wear face masks.

SkillUp is ideal for anyone looking to improve skills, earn industry certificates, work their way up the career ladder or launch into new careers. The SkillUp portal can be reached 24/7 at citruslevymarion.skillupamerica.org.

“While the program allows participants to learn at their own pace, we realize that distance learning can’t work if you don’t have an internet connection,” said Rusty Skinner, CEO of CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion. “That is why we are so pleased CF is making it easy for anyone to access this program.”

CareerSource CLM connects businesses with qualified, skilled talent and Floridians with employment and career development opportunities. All services are provided at no charge and are accessible by phone, email, Live Chat and video conferencing.  In-person meetings with staff are available by appointment only at the Levy County career center, 2175 NW 11th Dr., in Chiefland. The center is located in the Suwannee Plaza near the Walmart Supercenter.

To learn more about the CF Levy Campus call 352-658-4077. For more information about SkillUp Citrus Levy Marion or CareerSource CLM call 352-493-6813 or 1-800-434-JOBS or visit careeresourceclm.com.

SkillUp® Citrus Levy Marion is supported by the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor as part of an award totaling $8.7 million with no portion financed from non-governmental sources.

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Contact CF Marketing, Public and Community Relations Director Lois Brauckmuller at 352-854-2322, ext. 1374, brauckmL@cf.edu or Marketing and Public Relations Manager Tina Banner at 352-854-2322, ext. 1565, bannert@cf.edu. The Ocala Campus is located at 3001 S.W. College Road, Ocala, Fla. 34474-4415, 352-873-5800. The Citrus Campus is located at 3800 S. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, Fla. 34461-9026, 352-746-6721. The Levy Campus is located at 15390 N.W. Highway 19, Chief land, Fla. 32626, 352-658-4077. The Hampton Center is located at 1501 W. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, Fla. 34475-6456, 352-873-5881 and the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, Fla. 34470-5001, 352-291-4455. For additional information, visit College of Central Florida at www.CF.edu.

CareerSource CLM is a member of CareerSource Florida, a proud partner of the American Job Center network and an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities and in Spanish. All voice telephone numbers listed above may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. If you need accommodations, please call 800-434-5627, ext. 7878 or e-mail accommodations@careersourceclm.com. Please make request at least three business days in advance. Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, TwitterYouTube and Instagram.

 

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