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Verizon Skill Forward

Get in-demand skills
for in-demand jobs,
at no cost to you.

  • AI
  • Coding
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data analytics
  • Leadership
  • Project management

Verizon Skill Forward provides you with the skills to pave your path to new career opportunities with job-relevant programs from edX, part of Verizon’s goal to make quality education accessible for all.

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Learn online from leading universities and organizations.
Anahuac
Babson
Codio
Columbia
Curtin
Dartmouth
Davidson
Delft
Emergn
Fullbridge
Harvard
Indiana
American Development Bank
ISCEA
Javeriana
New York Institute
Rice
Rochester Institute
Statistics
Tecnologico de Monterrey
The Linux Foundation
Universidad Autonoma
Universidad Carlos III
Universidad Galileo
Universitat Politecnica
University of Maryland
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin
W3C
Western Governors University
Anahuac
Babson
Codio
Columbia
Curtin
Dartmouth
Davidson
Delft
Emergn
Fullbridge
Harvard
Indiana
American Development Bank
ISCEA
Javeriana
New York Institute
Rice
Rochester Institute
Statistics
Tecnologico de Monterrey
The Linux Foundation
Universidad Autonoma
Universidad Carlos III
Universidad Galileo
Universitat Politecnica
University of Maryland
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin
W3C
Western Governors University

Earn certificates in high-growth fields

Through Verizon Skill Forward, you receive one (1) year of free access to edX’s self-paced, expert-led online programs — strategically curated to align with in-demand roles and essential skills to prepare you to pursue a role at any company. Time to complete a certification varies by program, but some certifications can be earned in as little as a month.

To serve native Spanish speakers, we also offer select Spanish-language programs.

Earn instructor-signed certificates from leading universities and organizations to prove your proficiency in the following high-growth careers:

Artificial intelligence
Artificial intelligence

Develop your AI skills, and learn how to leverage data and machine learning to make strategic decisions.

Coding
Coding

Learn coding skills and widely used programming languages from industry-leading technical organizations.

Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity

Prepare for entry-level job roles by building a foundation in cybersecurity and information technology.

Data analytics
Data analytics

Develop specialized skills in data analysis, and learn how to apply emerging technologies such as AI.

Leadership
Leadership

Learn organizational skills in areas such as retail management, workplace diversity, and networking. 

Project management
Project management

Build project management skills and develop your understanding of how and when to apply agile frameworks.

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How to get started

To be eligible for Verizon Skill Forward a Verizon account is not required. No prior experience or a college degree is required. You must simply be at least 18 years old and based in the United States and complete the following steps:

Register

Step 1. Register

Complete a brief application form to get started. You’ll instantly find out if you’ve been accepted into Verizon Skill Forward. Once accepted, you’ll have 30 days to complete the following steps to maintain access to the year-long subscription.

activate

Step 2. Activate

Once accepted, you will receive an email with details on your one-year subscription to edX. Click the link in the email within seven (7) days to officially activate your edX subscription.

Enroll

Step 3. Learn

After activating your subscription, you can immediately start searching for the skills to power your next career move. Enroll in your first course and complete 30 minutes of learning to confirm your year-long access and start earning a résumé-worthy certificate.

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Get help rewriting your future

Access extensive resources, support, and connections to take your career search to the next level.

Résumé resources

Explore an extensive library of résumé templates, career development guides, exclusive industry insights, and LinkedIn profile examples.

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Networking opportunities

Discover live and recorded industry panels, salary negotiation workshops, networking opportunities, and recruitment events.

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Job postings

Search an active database of job openings from hundreds of employers who are looking for skilled candidates.

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Verizon believes that everyone has an opportunity to succeed and prosper

Through the Verizon Skill Forward program, which is part of the Citizen Verizon initiative, our goal is to prepare 500,000 individuals for future-proof jobs by 2030.

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About edX

edX is the global online learning platform that fuels the world’s ambition. edX was developed in 2012 by Harvard and MIT to make the world’s best education available to everyone. Today, as a part of 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU), edX connects over 78 million people with online learning to meet every professional moment. Together with top-ranked universities and organizations at the forefront of their fields, edX offers thousands of job-relevant programs across nearly every career discipline, from artificial intelligence and robotics to sustainability and public health. Find online courses, certificates, boot camps, and degrees that fuel your ambition at edx.org.