Understand how to evaluate the skills you already have. Find out which skills you might need to work on to achieve your goals.
A skills assessment can help you learn about and identify your skills.
The Skills Profiler on the CareerOneStop website is a great place to start. You can begin with your current career, or use the "start with your skills" option to select skills yourself. At the end you will have a profile that shows you the skills you already have. Use the Skills Profiler.
There are a variety of ways to refresh your skills:
Taking college courses or enrolling in a program is another way to learn new skills. Use the Explore section of this website to find different training opportunities, including short-term options, apprenticeships, and college programs.
If you need help in basic math, reading, or writing skills before you enroll in a college program, don't be afraid to ask for help. Adult Basic Education programs have free classes to help refresh your skills and prepare you for college. Most colleges offer development, or remedial, courses to help you master these subjects. Some colleges will have you take a placement exam to determine whether or not your need this help. Learn more about placement exams.
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