AMS Learning Center: Free & Low Cost Job Skills Classes

Posted by AMS / Friday, July 19, 2019

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Classes have begun at the AMS Learning Center, 28624 Witherspoon Parkway. These classes are designed to help individuals, who are living and working in the community, advance their job skills and employability. The classes are scheduled at convenient hours and at a convenient location with some being free of charge, and others at low cost.

Recently the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation announced that they would be hosting the classes in partnership with AMS Fulfillment and College of the Canyons. The courses cover job skills that are in high demand,

Low cost courses include Distribution & Warehouse Safety and Forklift Operation, and free courses include Computing & Internet Fundamentals and Digital Communication in the Workplace. There are also legally mandated courses offered on Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for both non-supervisory and supervisory employees.

Following is a list of courses, prices and dates with links to register:

* Distribution & Warehouse Safety – Cost: $60

This series of classes will covers basic warehouse safety skills including picking carts, shipping pallets, ladder safety, ergonomics, and personal safety. Participants will receive a Safety Awareness Certificate.

4 Week Sessions on Thursdays, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM:
Beginning July 11 (7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1)
Beginning Aug 22 (8/22, 8/29, 9/5, 9/12)
Beginning Oct 3 (10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24)
Register Here

* Fundamentals of Counterbalanced Vehicles (Forklift Operation) – Cost: $200

Our 8-hour, hands-on course will teach attendees operation of three different types of lift-trucks: Stand-up Reach Truck, Order Picker and Sit-Down Forklifts, along with the fundamentals of counterbalanced vehicles, and OSHA-compliant safety practices. Participants will receive a Certificate of Course Completion.

Class dates:
June 22 | July 13 | July 27
Saturdays, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Register Here 

Computing & Internet Fundamentals – Free

This series of classes introduces basic computer processes, operating systems, and internet technologies that includes file management and social media.

12 Week Sessions:
June 18 | Sept 24 (Register now!)
Tuesdays, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Register Here

* Digital Communications in the Workplace – Free

This series of classes analyzes applications for communications required in a typical office setting like Outlook, Adobe Acrobat and Power Point.

11 Week Sessions:
July 10 | Oct 2
Wednesdays, 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Register Here

The legally mandated Supervisory and Non-Supervisory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training is free of charge.

Non-Supervisory Classes
Offered June 21, July 12, August 2, and August 16
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Register Here

Supervisory Classes
Offered June 21, July 12, August 2, and August 16
9:15-11:15 AM

Register Here