UPIKE and Bit Source to offer free online-skills course, Thriving in Challenging Times

The University of Pikeville, in partnership with Bit Source, is offering a free online course that will provide valuable insight and knowledge on how to thrive in challenging times. Uniquely, the four-week course will expand the knowledge of participants in skills that are particularly important in today’s business climate.

In addition to a hallmark course in digital literacy, participants can choose three of the four remaining modules, which include interviewing basics, leadership, career planning and exploration and personal finance to complete the three-credit hour course.

As an institution of higher education, UPIKE focuses on educating not only prospective high school students and graduate students, but also community members and advocates for the commonwealth.

“We believe it is extremely important to fulfill our role as part of the Pike County family,” said UPIKE President Burton J. Webb, Ph.D. “We have the ability to help our neighbors improve their skills while they are away from regular work; it is important that we do so. We believe in Eastern Kentucky and believe that education at every level will help us rise together.”

The course is designed for students of varying educational backgrounds, community members and leaders, and anyone who would like to grow professionally and personally during a challenging time.

Offered through UPIKE’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), the course will help foster adaptability and strengthen the skills needed to still succeed in uncertain times. 

“This course, offered free-of-charge, will help participants strengthen skills needed to succeed in today’s economy,” said CAS Dean Jennifer Dugan, Ph.D. “We are offering this course fully online, so that learners can pace themselves and go through the course as schedules allow.”

For more information, call (606) 218-5251.

April 28, 2020 Update: Due to the high volume of registrants, this course is at capacity. Follow UPIKE on social media for more information on future courses.