​Online skills training and certification

Manufacturing, employability, and compliance skills training for employers, schools, workforce boards, and associations

All the tools you need to train a skilled workforce

We combine online skills training, a learning management system, instructor training plans, and certification testing into one comprehensive skills training system.

Skills courses

750  competency-based online skills courses in 45 competency areas.

Learning Management System

Full-service learning management system.
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Assessments

Assessments that ensure mastery is achieved.
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Certification Testing

13 Industry-recognized credentials
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study guides

Study guides for each skills course to ensure student success.

Instructor Training Plans

Instructor training plans to enable you to perform hands-on training.
Employer skills training solutions

Employee Training

Decrease turnover and onboarding expenses and drive employee engagement with learning that shows your employees you are investing in their careers.

Post-secondary education skills training solutions

Post-secondary Education

Rapidly deploy competency-based, credit and non-credit skills training programs that are aligned to the employment opportunities in your region.

Workforce skills training solutions

Workforce Training

Increase your impact and decrease your expenses by offering online, WIOA-aligned, short-term skills training that aligns with the needs of employers in your region.

Career & technical education skills training solutions

Career and Technical Education

Take your student engagement to a new level with our interactive, simulation-based, credential aligned skills training.

Association member skills training solutions

Association Skills Training

Maximize membership engagement and association learning by transforming outdated training content into world-class learning.

Channel partner skills training solutions

Channel Partners

Utilize the 180 Skills library to reach your unique customer base and increase your channel partner revenue stream.

Essential technical, employability, and compliance skills for the entire organization

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Regulatory & Compliance Skills

Quality & Compliance Skills

Manufacturing technical skills training
  • Aerospace Manufacturing
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Automation
  • Blueprint reading
  • CNC Machining
  • Composite Manufacturing
  • Electrical
  • Hydraulics
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Machining
  • Measurement Tools
  • Metal Cutting
  • Metal Forming
  • Metal Stamping
  • Nondestructive Examination
  • PLC
  • Pneumatics
  • Robotics
  • Sales & Account Management
  • Tool making
  • Welding
Employability skills training
  • Basic Math & Geometry
  • Career Building
  • Communications
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Critical Thinking
  • Customer Service
  • Managing Money
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Networking
  • Personal Branding
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Stress Management
  • Study skills
  • Team Building
  • Team Dynamics
  • Technical Writing
  • Time Management
  • Workplace skills
Quality & compliance skills training
  • Discrimination
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • COVID-19 Safety
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Workplace Violence
  • OSHA Safety
  • Electrical Safety
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Material Handling Safety
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Workplace Safety
Quality & compliance skills training
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Workplace Organization
  • Quality Systems
  • Quality Management
  • Cost of Quality
  • Probability
  • SPC
  • Corrective Action
  • Six Sigma

Trusted partners of 180 Skills

Short-term skills training that increases access and ensures mastery

Fill  more jobs with competent people in less time.

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Short-term skills training

Quickly upskill learners to fill open job positions in days, not weeks or months.
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Increase access to skills training

Our courses are there when you need them, and when the learner has time to learn.

Competency-based learning

Competency-based learning means that mastery of skill is the measure of success.

Learner engagement

Our ten year record of 90%+ completions and placements is proof that we engage our learners.

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Great Content

180 Skills courses are rich with realistic illustrations, animations, and simulations to make sure every student enjoys learning and, more importantly, completes and attains mastery.

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Employer and academic-authored

All of our skills courses are created with industry and academic input. We make sure that our content is aligned with real jobs and academic standards.

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Million pages of content delivered

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Million test questions delivered

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Completion Rates

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Placement Rates

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Learners served

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Job openings vastly outnumber unemployed workers.

Many experts and industry leaders have attributed this problem to the mismatch between the skills that workers possess and the competencies employers need.

Addressing the Employment Challenge – American Enterprise Institute, March 2019

180 Skills training system

Try our award-winning skills training solution. Tested and tried since 2009.

Join innovative manufacturers, educators, and workforce professionals who have transformed their talent development strategy with our manufcturing skills training.
“We had our own apprentice instructors and staff members test drive the 180 Skills system before making the investment. It was a unanimous decision! 180 Skills was far superior to any other program we had used in the past.”

Joe O’Brien, SPHR/GPHR Director of Human Resources – Oberg Industries

“As someone who previously taught higher education, you can count me amongst the group of people who has maintained a consistent doubt about the quality of education received through a virtual classroom, however I have been converted.”

Scott Mills Data and Policy Analyst, Adult Education, Indiana Department of Workforce Development

“I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for your continued support. For us it is literally one student at a time, changing the trajectory of their family tree.”

“180 Skills is an invaluable partner in making that happen. We are so grateful for your willingness to sustain this project.”

Sharon Johnston Director, College and Career Prep Kentucky Adult Education Skills U Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

“I think that pretty much every section is useful to almost everyone, I found some of the sections a nice refresher of things I knew but either was not utilizing or have forgotten. I also learned a few things I did not know.”

Frank Falcone Custom Rubber Corp

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Our social mission

180 Skills offers manufacturing skills training to underserved and underrepresented people, helping them to have a better life. We believe that life is a journey that requires skills and that skills training should be there when it’s needed. Everyone should have access to the skills they need to get a better job and increase their career opportunities, no matter what their current social or economic status might be.

Skills to pay the bills

For every new partner, we will donate five user licenses to nonprofit organizations who help veterans, at-risk youth, and the homeless.

THIS INSTITUTION IS REGULATED BY:

Indiana Department of Workforce Development
Office for Career and Technical Schools
10 North Senate Avenue, Suite SE 308
Indianapolis, IN 46204
OCTS@dwd.in.gov
www.in.gov/dwd/2731.htm

It’s time to solve your manufacturing workforce talent problem once and for all.

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