L&O classes are Career Development Classes offered by the JobLink and Leon Lynch Learning Centers which are recorded and available to other sites via streaming technology.  When you sign up for a class that is recorded, you can watch the class live from a remote location or access the class after the session, on demand.  Coordinators should contact the USW/ArcelorMittal - JobLink Learning Center to connect participants with classes: 219.399.8136 or postmaster@bkjoblink.org.

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ABTU is dedicated to providing skill-focused education and training to participants and their families. ABTU supports "Debt Free Education" by matching ICD funds with a dollar for dollar match. Books, software and tutoring are included at no additional cost. All lectures are delivered live, 100% online with 24/7 support to accommodate all shifts. Choose from over 100 courses of study. Classes start every 6 weeks.

Ashworth College offers two types of programs through its ICD partnership.  Participants can take advantage of online, customized type classes at a rate of $525 each under the “Career Programs” tab.  In addition, under the “Degrees” tab,  Undergraduate Degree and Certificate Programs are available for $1440 per semester, and Masters programs are available at a rate of $2500 per semester.  Contact Melissa Maddox in the Business Services Office with questions or to enroll:  1.877.758.7630 or .  

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The United Steelworkers Institute for Career Development, as a member of the learning partner tuition discount program, can offer participants a 10% tuition discount and exclusive scholarship opportunities. Participants, along with spouses and children, are also eligible for additional services including no application fee, no evaluation fee, complimentary tutoring, flexible or structured enrollment systems, and all textbooks are provided at no cost through a CSU book grant.

ICD has a partnership with DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management to bring you affordable, accredited degree programs with the flexibility you need for a work/life balance. ICD participants are eligible for a 15% reduction on any classes at DeVry University and Keller Graduate School.

offers a variety of onsite and distance learning opportunities that are flexible and geared toward adult learners.  Associates, Bachelors and Masters Degrees are available in a wide variety of fields including nursing, business, arts, and labor studies.  USW-ICD participants receive a waiver for the application fee and a $100 scholarship toward first enrollment. You must enter a partner code at enrollment to receive these benfits, request the code at .

IT University Online offers more than 200 online classes in a variety of career fields, with particular focus on Information Technology (IT).  Participants work toward industry certifications like A+, Microsoft, Cisco, VMware, and even web & application development.  These classes are delivered 24/7 on-demand and include instructor-led videos, practice exams, ebooks, flash cards, and strategic learning games.  ICD participants will receive unlimited access to ITU’s full library of courses for a $350 subscription per year.  For more information contact Matt Patton at  or get log-in information from your ICD Coordinator.

NetTutor provides live, one-on-one, online tutoring, covering a variety of subjects.

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The University of Phoenix offers a variety of online degree programs and campus-based courses.  Through ICD's partnership with the University of Phoenix, ICD participants are eligible for 10% tuition reduction and may be eligible for college credit through Prior Learning Assessment for articulated Career Development Classes.