Innovative and Lifelong Learning
MSU Denver Skills Lab
Accelerating a Return to Work
MSU Denver’s Skills Lab is designed to accelerate a return to work for those who have been laid off or need to retool for a different career. The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated workers across the globe, and Denver is no exception. MSU Denver is committed to working with its communities to provide the skills and competencies needed in high-growth industries such as data science, e-commerce, health and human services, IT and cybersecurity, and essential office skills.
Why MSU Denver's Skills Lab?
MSU Denver’s Skills Lab has taken the guesswork (and the legwork) out of retooling and reskilling for high-growth Denver-area jobs. Based on extensive market research, we’ve identified positions and industries that are growing — and the skills they require — and curated a group of short, online labs designed to prepare you to quickly step back into the workforce.
Continuing education, zero cost
The MSU Denver Skills Lab is a free service to the community. All trainings are available online, are self-paced and require a simple two-step registration process. You can immediately begin gaining new, marketable, in-demand skills and complete courses as your schedule allows. Labs are available in two formats:
- Industry-supplied software training in growing industries, such as Alteryx for business analytics
- MSU Denver faculty-led labs that help you apply your learning to real-world situations
After successfully completing a faculty-led Skills Lab, including an assessment, you will receive a digital badge from MSU Denver that indicates the skills you’ve built. You can include this badge on your resume, LinkedIn page, portfolio, or share it with a potential employer.
You can expand your skills now by taking any of the industry-suppled software trainings on this site. Faculty-led labs will launch Sept. 1. Other industry lab and courses will be added soon so please check back again.