Individual Learning

You want to build or strengthen practical skills that can help you achieve your next goal – advance in your current job, prepare for a new job or field, or attain certification for better pay and opportunities. UMKC TalentLink can help you develop on your professional path.

We offer courses, certificate programs, and workshops in-person and online. Let’s get started.

UMKC TalentLink and ed2go offer online courses where you can develop practical skills in the short-term to achieve long-term goals. Gain a new skill in 6 weeks through instructor-moderated courses or self-guided courses.

UMKC TalentLink and ed2go offer online Career Training Programs help you to develop in-demand skills and practical knowledge for professional-level positions in a wide variety of fields.

  • Self-guidedtraining gives you flexibility to complete training.
  • Open enrollment means you start when you want and finish at your own pace.
  • Complete training in 3-6 months. Online course access varies per program.
  • Many Career Training Programs prepare you for a certification exam.

Featured Courses

Krista Shelton Sam Sapp

Fraud Prevention and Cybersecurity: Protect Your Business and Customers 

Experts Krista Shelton and Sam Sapp present a comprehensive course designed to protect small businesses from fraud and cyber threats.

5/23/2024 – 5/23/2024

11:00 AM

Essential Pillars of Leadership Success

Leadership development coach Haley Grayless covers three Essential Pillars of Leadership Success in an interactive three-session workshop. Learn the “how to’s,” takeaway tools, and best practices for being a successful leader.

6/18/24 – 6/20/24

9:00 am

EAG Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Randolph

Prioritizing Marketing Efforts for Nonprofits

Learn time-honored marketing strategies that a nonprofit leader or marketer can apply to prioritize and develop its unique marketing mix.

07/23/2024 – 07/23/2024

9:00 AM

A to Z Grant Writing

A to Z Grant Writing

Get the hands-on experience and knowledge needed to successfully begin the grant writing process for projects in need of funding.

Open Enrollment

Using laptop computer for online video conference call learning and communicating in sign language. Learn sign language through ed2go and UMKC TalentLink.

Discover Sign Language

Discover Sign Language will teach you how to sign basic phrases and complete sentences, incorporate facial expressions, learn lip reading, and more.

Open enrollment

Professional Grant Writer Training

Learn the skills to become a professional grant writer in this online course while also preparing you for the Grant Professional Certified (GPC) exam.

Open Enrollment

UMKC TalentLink offers courses to prepare for CompTIA A+ certification

Prepare for the CompTIA A+ Certification Exam 

Our online course prepares you for A+ certification exams 220-1001 and 220-1002. Launch your career as an associate-level IT professional.

Open Enrollment

UMKC TalentLink offers courses to prepare for CompTIA certification

CompTIA™ Security+ Certification Training (Voucher Included)

The Security+ training course will assist you in preparing for the CompTIA Security+ certification SY0-601 exam through comprehensive material that covers the key objectives and fundamentals to perform core security functions.

Open Enrollment

Master Public Speaking course available through UMKC TalentLink

Master Public Speaking

Become an effective public speaker by overcoming barriers and fear. Discover how to talk confidently and persuasively to both large and small groups on the job or in any social setting.

Open Enrollment

UMKC TalentLink offers courses in Mastering Project Management PMP to prepare for certification

Mastering Project Management with PMP® Prep

Gain a deeper understanding of project management concepts and applications in the workplace, including how to select, plan, execute, control and complete projects.

Open Enrollment

freight broker training

Freight Broker Agent Training

From licensing and operations to sales and marketing, learn how to get your broker license and start a successful freight brokerage. This training course is 100% online. Start anytime.

Open Enrollment

nonprofit manager training from UMKC TalentLInk

Nonprofit Manager Training

New and aspiring nonprofit managers and leaders, develop key skills, knowledge, and strategies for success in this online course.

Open Enrollment

UMKC TalentLink and WorkForge announce a partnership that enables manufacturers to train employees in key skills and enhances capacity for manufacturing growth.

Learn about a specific field and the key principles, tools, and skills you need to get started in welding, CNC, robotics, aerospace, industrial maintenance, and more.

UMKC TalentLink and MedCerts have partnered to offer more than thirty high-quality certification programs in the in-demand healthcare industry. Explore programs that are the most popular and can prepare you for the highest-paying healthcare roles.