As the unemployment numbers continue to skyrocket due to COVID-19, many are left wondering what’s next for their family’s financial future. If you’re looking for ways to rebound, you may have thought about learning a new skill. There are several virtual classes you can take to learn something new. Plus, if you’re looking to start a totally new career, one local college is even offering a major discount to help students accomplish their dreams.
Learn business and professional development, how to negotiate, and marketing and sales. Now is the time to further your education and career skills with the millions of courses at your fingertips, thanks to sites like Lynda, Skillshare, and Masterclass. The three apps offer a variety of classes like how to look for a job on Glassdoor, creating a daily routine to stay on track, or how to build your own business.
For fun and entertaining classes for the family, Masterclass offers a variety of courses taught by celebrities and professionals who’ve been in their respective businesses for decades. Learn creative writing with Margaret Atwood, music production with Grammy-winning songwriter and producer Timbaland, and even cooking with Gordon Ramsay.
Recently, the company added live Q&A sessions to members and non-members. It’s the startup’s way of helping people who are financially burdened by the effects of the pandemic and perhaps can’t afford paying $90 per class.
In Miami, a fashion, art, and design college is offering a loan forgiveness program to help students in need.
“We wanted to create something unique in Miami and for Istituto Marangoni it’s huge for fashion design students because we’re offering savings of up to 40% of their tuition and this is through the college itself. We wanted to make sure there’s financial relief for students. Students can save up to $14,000 on a masters program, $43,000 on a bachelors program, or $21,000 on an associates program,” said Stephen Iacullo, JD, campus director of Istituto Marangoni.
Betty Leguisamon is studying fashion design. She received a scholarship to attend IM and says it’s really helped achieve her goals.
“This school is very thorough with their program, they really put it in a scenario as if you were in the real world. So, for me it gave me that confidence so when I am able to be put in that position of being in a creative team, as a fashion designer, or any creative role it does give me confidence of knowing that I’ve learned the right skills to be in the real world especially in the fashion industry,” said Betty.