Workforce Training Fund

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Design & Digital Marketing Training Available at No Cost

American Graphics Institute (AGI) offers no-cost training in the latest digital design programs and technologies for employees that work in Massachusetts. AGI has received a direct access funding grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that provides no-cost training in creative digital design software. Included in the training grant for Massachusetts workers are tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign along with topics such as web design and web development with classes on HTML, WordPress, and Google Analytics.

Digital design skills are in demand by a broad spectrum of industries, including companies involved in product design, manufacturing, computer and device application development, and web development. The grant addresses the skills gap that many employers experience by helping their workforce obtain new skills or upgrade existing skills in creative, design, and marketing applications and technologies.

Introductory and advanced courses are offered across a wide range of digital design applications, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Dreamweaver. Classes covering digital design principles, and web development technologies are also available, including classes in HTML and User Experience Design. A complete list of eligible courses is available below.

Registration for the no cost training courses is available until all grant funds have been exhausted. The number of courses available for each company depends upon the size of the company and the impact the training will have on the company and employees. 

Additional details about the available training:

Who’s eligible:

Employees in Massachusetts working at companies of any size in the Commonwealth.

Which employees benefit from this training:

Product designers, web developers, business analysts, graphic designers, user experience designers, and anyone involved in design, marketing, and creative services roles.

How do companies benefit:

Enhanced employee skills contribute to increased efficiency, productivity, creativity, and help companies innovate and improve their standing in highly competitive markets. Job training is consistently ranked as a factor in both attracting and retaining talented employees.

What Courses are Eligible:

More than one dozen regularly scheduled public courses at American Graphics Institute are available for the no-cost training. A complete list of these courses is available below. 

What is the cost to employers or employees:

There is no cost to employers nor employees for the training being offered by American Graphics Institute under this grant program.

How to enroll

Contact Micheline Pelletier at American Graphics Institute: 781-404-4077. Employees participating in the training confirm they are working in Massachusetts as part of the enrollment process, while employers confirm all state tax obligations have been paid by submitting a certificate of good standing, which is obtained at no cost from the departement of revenue.

Available courses that are part of the direct access training grant are listed below:

Workforce Training Training Delivery Options

We have Workforce Training Fund for every schedule and budget, led by expert instructors who help you to quickly and easily achieve professional results with your work.

Regularly Scheduled Workforce Training Fund

Our regularly scheduled, public Workforce Training Fund include introductory through advanced training. Most courses are offered monthly. See the list of classes below. We offer live classes led by an instructor in the same classroom with you.

On-site Workforce Training Fund

All Workforce Training courses can be delivered on-site at your location. Call or complete the form on the above link to receive information about classes at your location. We deliver on-site classes across the U.S. and globally.

Online Workforce Training Fund

Live online Workforce Training courses provide you with a small group course that you can take from anywhere with a high-speed Internet connection. You can ask questions, hear and talk with the instructor, even share your screen as part of these interactive classes.

Course Details and Outlines for Workforce Training Fund

Choose any of our Workforce Training Fund below to see outlines, pricing and dates:

Photoshop Training Class - Introduction

This Photoshop course helps you to be more productive and to create higher quality images more efficiently. You receive an introduction to editing, retouching, and enhancing images. Learn essential skills including how to make selective changes, color correct, and retouch your images.

Photoshop Training Class - Intermediate

This intermediate Photoshop training class covers the intermediate use of tools, filters, and layers, that allow you to take advantage of creative effects. You also discover how to use automation features, such as actions and buttons, as well as smart objects.

Photoshop Training Class - Advanced

This advanced Photoshop class is for users who have already accomplished basic masking and retouching tasks in Photoshop. In this course attendees learn how to create complex composites, work at an advanced level with color correction, and build incredible masks.

InDesign Training Class - Introduction

In this introductory InDesign training class you learn to create designs for print, tablets, and PDF presentations. In this InDesign course you'll discover how you can efficiently create documents by taking advantage of a superior design environment that includes advanced typographic controls and intuitive graphic features. You will also find techniques that will help to make your InDesign publications look polished and professional.

InDesign Training Class - Intermediate

This intermediate InDesign class helps you to work more efficiently and create better designs. Learn advanced typography, color controls, styles, libraries, and prepress controls in this intermediate InDesign course.

InDesign Training Class - Advanced

Move from proficiency to mastery with this advanced InDesign course, created for designers ready to explore the depths of InDesign's capabilities. Learn templates, advanced color features, interactive documents, and digital publishing options in this InDesign class.

Illustrator Training Class - Introduction

In this introduction to Adobe Illustrator class, you discover the tools that help you create professional quality artwork. This Illustrator course introduces you to the workspace, tools for creating shapes, and additional options for adding color and text. You also discover how to use layers so that you can maximize your productivity right away.This course is for those who have had no formal Illustrator training or are new to the application.

Illustrator Training Class - Advanced

In this advanced Adobe Illustrator class discover how to take advantage of symbols, effects, styles, and transparencies along with advanced drawing and blending techniques. This Illustrator course covers advanced techniques for creating artwork with more impact, while using the tools to work more efficiently. This class is for those who have completed the introductory Illustrator training or have a complete understanding of all topics covered in the introduction to Adobe Illustrator course.

Illustrator Class for Fashion & Apparel Design

This Adobe Illustrator training class is focused on fashion and apparel design. This Illustrator class is for clothing designers, shoe designers, or accessories designers. Learn Illustrator from our experienced professionals who help you convert your visions into reality using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Whether you're completely new to using computer design tools, or migrating from a dedicated CAD system, our Illustrator trainers show you how to expand your creative process. Our unique in-depth knowledge of Illustrator and fashion design technology provide a unique and comprehensive training experience. You'll receive the skills you need to be productive and competitive, and create designs that can be easily transferred to production. You'll learn to produce easily-modified flat drawings, fashion sketches, patterns, storyboards, textile designs, and accessory designs. Our Illustrator for Fashion, Apparel, and accessories design classes can also be tailored to your specific needs.

UX Class: UX Design Principles

In this UX class participants learn the core principles of user experience design and gain an understanding of the user experience design process. Learn all stages of UX design, from determining a UX strategy, developing user scenarios, creating UX personas, UX research strategies, prioritizing content, developing an information architecture (IA), testing user interface (UI), and incorporating feedback. This UX training provides a strong foundation for creating user-centered designs.

Google Analytics Training Class

Attend this small-group Google Analytics class and better understand web traffic: who is visiting your site, how they found your site, what they did - including pages visited, and what is working well along with what isn't. In this Google Analytics course participants discover how to create an account, set up web properties, create filters, generate and interpret both standard and custom reports. Participants learn to understand and apply information gathered, turning the data into information. This Google Analytics training covers best practices for using Google Analytics Universal Analytics to track and meet business objectives. Gain a better perspective on the effectiveness of marketing efforts, website performance, and visitors with this Google Analytics training workshop. This course is led by a live instructor with a limit of 10 participants per course date.

WordPress Training Class

This WordPress training class is for those managing or creating content on WordPress sites. This WordPress course is helpful for those with no previous WordPress training, as it provides a solid foundation and best-practices for using and maintaining a Wordpress site. This course starts with the essentials of a WordPress site setup, covers how to add text, images and multimedia, as well as how to format both the content and pages. How to add pages, posts, links are also covered along with fundamentals of administering WordPress sites. This includes creating and managing users and essential WordPress settings. The essentials of WordPress themes are covered, including how to make adjustments to the default appearance. Learn WordPress in this course which occurs monthly and is available as a live in-person course with the instructor in the same classroom or a live online class. If you have a group or organization that needs to learn WordPress, this class can also be delivered on-site at your location and tailored to your specific needs.

HTML Training Class

Discover the nuts and bolts of HTML and CSS, the foundation behind all websites and HTML emails, in this HTML course. You'll learn how to plan, design, and create your website using HTML (HyperText Markup Language), XHTML (eXtensible HyperText Markup Language), and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) - the building blocks of web pages - and learn how to ensure that your site looks good across multiple browsers. This HTML/CSS class also introduces working with interactivity and multimedia, as well as designing for devices such as tablets and smartphones.

HTML Training Class - Advanced

In this Advanced HTML class, you learn advanced HTML skills and techniques to maximize web functionality and appeal. Creating forms, using the Canvas element, styling with CSS3, working with video and audio, and many other topics are covered in this advanced HTML course which includes coverage of modern HTML5 and CSS3. In this advanced web coding class, you receive a copy of the comprehensive HTML5 Digital Classroom book, written by the experts at AGI. Experience with all topics covered in the introductory HTML class is expected for those enrolling in this advanced HTML course.

HTML Email Training Class

This HTML email training class is for anyone that needs to create or manage HTML email campaigns. Topics covered in this HTML email class include planning, compliance, best practices, as well as actual coding techniques for making certain your HTML email displays as intended and reaches your audience.

Responsive HTML Email Training Class

This Responsive HTML email training class is for anyone that needs to create or manage email campaigns. Topics covered in this HTML email class include planning, compliance, best practices, as well as actual coding techniques for making certain your HTML email displays as intended and reaches your audience.

Responsive Web Design Class

This responsive web design class provides you with the skills to create responsive websites that adapt to various screen sizes and resolutions. Discover how to create sites that render correctly across mobile, tablet, and desktops using fluid grids, CSS, flexible foundation, and more.

 

Please call 800-851-9237 to schedule this training course.

Contact AGI to request course dates.

Locations for Workforce Training Fund

Workforce Training Fund are offered at the following locations. Most occur monthly with a live instructor in the same classroom:

AGI's team of experienced instructors are led by the design and usability expert and best-selling author of more than 20 books including Creative Cloud for Dummies, Creative Suite for Dummies, and Photoshop Digital Classroom. Classes are led by experienced professionals who have extensive professional and training experience, and also work in our consulting practice areas and as practicing professionals. For Federal agencies, American Graphics Institute classes are offered under GSA contract 47QTCA19D003Y.