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Workforce Training Fund Courses

Workforce Training Fund Courses from the experts

Grant Funded Training for Design, Marketing, and Digital Skills

American Graphics Institute (AGI) provides no-cost and low-cost training in the latest digital design programs and technologies for employees that work in Massachusetts.

Introductory through advanced courses are offered across a wide range digital skills including design, marketing, coding, office, and analytical classes. Some of the courses available through the training grant for Massachusetts workers include Adobe Creative Cloud courses such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, video editing courses such as Premiere Pro and After Effects, as well as training on web design, web coding, Google Analytics, and Microsoft Excel. See available courses below.

The total 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. Massachusetts based companies of  any size are eligible, with grant-funding levels varying based upon company size.

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-funded training 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. Additional details about the available training:

Who’s eligible:
Employees who work in Massachusetts for most companies and organizations are eligible, regardless of where the company is based.

To learn more about eligibility, documentation requirements, or enrollment contact AGI at workforce@agitraining.com for information.

How much funding is available

Up to $30,000 in grant-funded training is available per company or organization, and up to $3,000 per employee.

Funding is provided through the express training grant process, and courses are available until all grant funds have been exhausted.

What Courses are Eligible:
More than 50 regularly scheduled courses at American Graphics Institute are eligible. Courses are led by a live instructor and are avaialble in-person or online. A list of popular courses within the program is below, although many other courses are also eligible.

What is the cost to employers or employees:
There is no cost to employers or employees for the training being offered by American Graphics Institute under this grant program for companies under 100 employees. For companies over 100 employees, the grant reimburses 50% of the course cost.

Which employees benefit from this training:
Product designers, web developers, business analysts, graphic designers, user experience designers, and anyone involved in design, marketing, creative services, and business 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.

How to enroll:
Contact American Graphics Institute's workforce training representatives by email workforce@agitraining.com or phone 781-376-6044. Our representatives assist with obtaining eligibility, which requires a single document from the state confirming that all state tax obligations are current for the business. There is no cost associated with confirming eligibility. The approval process requires three weeks prior to the start date of your first course.

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

Workforce Training Fund Courses Offered

Attend introductory to advanced Workforce Training Fund Courses in our training centers, online, or at your office.

Workforce Training via MTE Program Course Delivery Options

We have Workforce Training Fund Courses 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 Courses

Our regularly scheduled, public Workforce Training Fund Courses 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 Courses

All Workforce Training via MTE Program 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 Courses

Live online Workforce Training via MTE Program 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 Courses

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

Adobe Creative Cloud Class for Print Design

The Adobe Creative Cloud Class for Print Design teaches the Adobe Creative Cloud tools used in creating brochures, newsletters, magazines, newspapers, flyers, postcards, proposals and other printed materials. If you need to create great looking printed materials, this course teaches the tools used in building exceptional printed materials using the Creative Cloud. Individual Creative Cloud courses for specific applications such as Photoshop and InDesign are also available and are listed individually under Adobe training.

Adobe Creative Cloud Class for Web Design

This Adobe Creative Cloud Class for Web Design teaches Creative Cloud design applications used in creating websites, landing pages, HTML email, and web pages. Learn the Adobe Creative Cloud tools that make it easy to create effective web designs, including Dreamweaver, Adobe XD, and Photoshop. Individual Creative Cloud courses for these applications are also available, and are listed under Adobe training if you wish to take only a single course.

Adobe Creative Cloud Class for Video and Effects

This Adobe Creative Cloud Class for Video and Effects teaches Creative Cloud video applications used to create broadcast-quality video and film. Learn to use the Creative Cloud tools for creating videos including Premiere Pro and After Effects. These courses can also be taken individually, and the individual Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop courses are listed separately under under Adobe training.

After Effects Class - Introduction

In this two-day After Effects class you will learn the foundation skills needed to create exciting visual effects and motion graphics. This After Effects course is taught by the team behind the comprehensive book, After Effects Digital Classroom. In this After Effects class, you'll cover topics starting with the use of the interface, using layers, keyframes, and masking, and media management. You will also have the opportunity to explore the depth of the After Effects tools, including 3D effects and rendering your project for output.

After Effects Class - Advanced

In this two-day Advanced After Effects Class you will discover advanced skills needed for creating visual effects and motion graphics. Our After Effects courses are led by the team that writes the best-selling After Effects Digital Classroom. In this course you learn advanced compositing, the timeline, selections, color correction, color keying, motion tracking, expressions, environmental effects, and more.

After Effects Bootcamp

This four-day comprehensive After Effects training provides introductory through advanced skills for creating effects, animations, and motion graphics. This bootcamp combines our introductory through advanced After Effects classes into four consecutive days, providing you with an intensive multi-day workshop. The material covered is identical to the introductory and advanced After Effects courses, but is delivered in a single week. You start by learning essential After Effects skills and end the week with a full set of experience across a wide range of effects, color correction, compositing, and many other skills.

Excel Class - Introduction

In the introductory Excel class learn to become more efficient with managing, organizing, presenting and evaluating data. Discover how to navigate the user interface and quickly move into data entry and calculations including averages, sums, and counts. Find out how to use autofill and the quick access tool bar to save time. Understand how to use formatting to change appearance, the case of text, or remove certain characters. Discover ways to format text and cells automatically, such as positive cells appear green and negative in red. Explore how to create charts to visualize and summarize data. Learn to manage multiple Excel sheets as well as share documents through printing and exporting.

Excel Class - Intermediate

This Intermediate Excel class will deepen your knowledge with hands-on training. Learn to quickly find data with VLOOKUP as well as build Pivot Tables to summarize and analyze. Create advanced charts, and work with text using text functions. Learn to use statistical formulas including COUNTIFS and SUMIFS for understanding data. Expand your skills and improve your efficiency with this intermediate Excel course.

Excel Class - Advanced

This advanced Excel class will turn you into an Excel power user, making you more efficient in every way in which you use Excel. Learn to use powerful Excel capabilities including macros, nested functions, and sensitivity analysis in this one-day advanced course.

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.

Fundamentals of Graphic Design Course

Learn design concepts and principles to increase your confidence in designs that you create while making certain they follow best practices and principles in this intensive graphic design course. Discover how guidelines and theories impact layout, type and color in this one-day graphic design course that teaches fundamental skills that are practical for users across various roles and functions.

InDesign Class - Introduction

In this introductory InDesign class learn to create professional designs such as flyers, brochures, marketing sheets that can be shared in print or as PDF. In this InDesign course you'll discover how to efficiently create documents using advanced typographic controls and intuitive graphic features. You will also discover techniques that will help to make your InDesign publications look polished and professional.

Adobe Illustrator 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 Illustrator course is for beginners who are new to the application or for those who have experience but have received no formal Illustrator training.

Adobe Illustrator 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.

InDesign 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 Class - Advanced

Move from proficiency to mastery with this advanced InDesign class. Created for designers ready to explore the exceptional capabilities of InDesign, participants learn how to leverage templates, advanced color features, create interactive documents, and share using digital publishing options in this two-day advanced InDesign course.

InDesign Bootcamp

This four-day comprehensive InDesign bootcamp training provides introductory through advanced digital publishing skills using Adobe InDesign. This InDesign bootcamp combines our introductory through intermediate InDesign classes into four consecutive days, providing you with a comprehensive workshop. The material covered is identical to the introductory and intermediate InDesign courses, but is delivered in a single week. You start by learning essential InDesign skills and end the week with a full set of experience using styles, adding interactivity, creating digital documents and much more.

Photoshop Training Class - Introduction

This introductory Photoshop class teaches foundation skills for working effectively and creatively. Learn to be more productive and to create higher quality images efficiently. Gain skills for editing, retouching, and enhancing images. Learn how to make selective changes, color correct, and retouch your images using Photoshop. This Photoshop class is led by a live instructor, as are all courses at American Graphics Institute,

Photoshop Class - Intermediate

This intermediate Photoshop class covers more advanced use of Photoshop's tools, filters, and layers. Discover how to take advantage of a comprehensive range of creative effects. Learn to improve efficiency through the use automation features, such as actions, buttons, smart objects, and Photoshop's artificial intelligence capabilities.

Photoshop 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.

Premiere Pro Class - Introduction

In this comprehensive two-day Adobe Premiere Pro course, AGI's expert instructors ensure that you have a solid foundation in video editing using Adobe Premiere, an industry standard for video editing. This Premiere class covers using the Adobe Premiere workspace, transitions, effects and filters, editing audio, exporting your work, and more. This Adobe Premiere class gets you up and running quickly in video editing and video production. Learn quickly and easily from the expert Adobe Premiere instructors at AGI.

Premiere Pro Class - Advanced

Improve your video editing skills in this advanced-level Premiere Pro course, and discover the tools to take your creative work to its fullest potential. Learn how to integrate Photoshop, After Effects, and Audition, how to perform precision color-correction, and multiple masking techniques to refine your work. This Premiere Pro class includes a detailed training manual for reference outside the classroom.

Premiere Pro Bootcamp

This four-day comprehensive Premiere Pro bootcamp provides introductory through advanced skills for creating and editing digital video. This bootcamp combines our introductory through advanced Premiere Pro classes into four consecutive days, providing you with an intensive workshop. The material covered is identical to the introductory and advanced Premiere Pro courses, but is delivered in a single week. You start by learning essential Premiere Pro skills and end the week with a full set of experience editing and assembling video, creating transitions, titles, editing audio, and much more.

HTML Course - Introduction

This HTML course teaches web design foundations using HTML and CSS, the building blocks of all web design, web development, and HTML emails. Learn to plan, design, and create websites using HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language), XHTML (eXtensible Hyper Text Markup Language), and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) - the building blocks of web pages - and essential skills for web design and web development roles. Learn web design and web development skills to create websites that look good across multiple browsers and devices. This HTML class also introduces working with interactivity and multimedia, as well as web design for devices such as tablets and smartphones.

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. Knowledge of all topics covered in the introductory HTML and CSS class is required before enrolling in this web design course.

Advanced HTML Course

This web design class teaches advanced HTML skills and techniques to maximize web design functionality. Improve your web design and web development skills by learning to create forms, use the Canvas element, apply styling with CSS3, and add video and audio to a website. This advanced HTML course teaches modern HTML5 and CSS3. In this advanced web design 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 web design class is expected for those enrolling in this course.

HTML Email Course

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

JavaScript Training Class for Web Design

Learn JavaScript essentials for web design and web development in this introductory JavaScript course. Discover how to use JavaScript and jQuery for common practical situations. Add interactivity to HTML pages, add rollovers, validate forms, create redirects, and more. This JavaScript course is for individuals who have basic skills with web page design or development, such as those gained in the introductory HTML & CSS course, although no previous programming experience is required.

Responsive HTML Email Class

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

Sketchup Class - Introduction

Introductory SketchUp class to help you visualize and share design and architectural projects. Discover how to work with light, color, space, and form and master the use of SketchUp in this two-day introductory course. This Sketchup class is a useful starting point for those in a variety of design fields including interior design, landscape design, architecture, retail planning and any field needing to visualize designs. This Sketchup class is useful for those working with Sketchup Pro or Sketchup Make apps.

Sketchup Class - Intermediate

Intermediate SketchUp training to help you more quickly and efficiently create design and architectural projects. Discover how to work with light, color, space, and form to master the use of SketchUp Pro and SketchUp Make.

UX Class: UX Design Principles

In this UX class participants learn the core principles of UX design and gain an understanding of the UX design process. Learn all stages of the user experience design process, 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 design class provides a strong foundation for creating user-centered designs, whether in the fields of web design, app design, interface or product design.

WordPress Training Course

This WordPress training course is for those managing or creating content on WordPress sites, or wanting to get started with web design using WordPress. 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.

WordPress Training Course - Advanced

This advanced WordPress course teaches the customization of WordPress as a content management system for your website. This two-day WordPress training covers advanced capabilities, troubleshooting, web design, and more. The advanced WordPress course topics include customizing themes, common plug-ins, search engine optimization, site-backups, and creating a development copy of a WordPress site locally for use while your primary WordPress site remains operational. Improve your web design and web development skills by learning to customize and adapt WordPress to meet your needs in this WordPress training course. This class is available as a regularly scheduled public course with a live instructor leading the online course, or attend in-person training in our classrooms. You can also participate in a live online WordPress class from your home or office, or host a private WordPress class at your location with an instructor coming to your office.

WordPress Bootcamp

This four-day comprehensive WordPress bootcamp provides introductory through advanced skills for building websites. This WordPress bootcamp combines our introductory through advanced WordPress classes into four consecutive days, providing you with an intensive training experience. Designed for those who need to learn comprehensive WordPress skills in a short period of time, the material covered is identical to the introductory and advanced WordPress courses, but delivered in a single week. The WordPress bootcamp starts with learning essential WordPress skills and ends with more advanced topics necessary for building, customizing, and maintaining WordPress sites.

Camtasia Training Class

This Camtasia training class covers the skills you need to become productive right-away using Camtasia. In this Camtasia training course you'll learn how to record, capture, import, edit, apply effects, and export video using Camtasia.

Adobe Captivate Training Class

This Adobe Captivate Training Class is for professionals that need to create e-learning content, create screen captures, and build video presentations.

Advanced Adobe Captivate Training Class

This advanced Adobe Captivate Training Class is for professionals looking to create more sophisticated or advanced e-learning content, screen captures, and video presentations.

Workforce Training Fund Courses - Course Dates

All classes are led by a live instructor. Class times listed are Eastern time.

 

Please call 800-851-9237 or 781-376-6044 to schedule a course.

Contact AGI to request course dates.

Locations for Workforce Training Fund Courses

Workforce Training Fund Courses 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.