Our chapters range from communities with 500 in population up to 500,000 and they all have one goal – to bridge the (often cultural) gap between remote work and local impact. For some chapters that means facilitating meetups and connections and for others it means driving talent campaigns.
There’s one key element underpinning all of the activities and that’s education. In rural areas that have previously had no access to jobs like these we’ve found frustration. The talent there is qualified roles on offer like customer support but there’s blocker in the technology used and way of life of remote. As John Riordan, director of support for Shopify has said, remote in itself is now a skill and one that companies are looking for.
We’ve partnered with Workplaceless to go one step further in bridging the gap between remote work and local impact. From February 1st we’re opening up free places on the Workplaceless program when you can get trained and certified in all things remote.
Here are some highlights of the program:
- Seven modules cover the following topics that prepare aspiring remote workers to succeed online: the remote workday, communication, workflow, productivity and time management, teamwork, compliance, and critical thinking.
- Each module features interactive elearning, videos, knowledge checks, an assignment, and a scored assessment.
- Learners who pass each module with a score of 80% or higher will receive an official Remote Work Certification delivered as a certificate and online badge.
- The Workplaceless Remote Certification program is designed and delivered by Learning in Bloom, which is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. The following modules are valid for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM: Communication, Teams, Compliance, Autonomy
As a community project it’s really important that we have no barriers to entry. So we’re pretty grateful to Workplaceless for allowing us to get people certified in remote for free.
Imagine if Ireland had the highest population of workers skilled and certified in remote? Know someone who may be interested? Share!