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What you get:

  • Mobile-friendly access for anytime, anywhere learning
  • Penn Foster faculty, staff, and coaches available for support
  • Set your own schedule and learn at your own pace

Cabildo Staffing is partnering with Penn Foster to offer career-focused skills training programs free of charge to our valued associates! Through this partnership, you can now enroll in any of the programs below to advance your skills in your trade of choice. Offered on Penn Foster's mobile-friendly platform, these programs provide you with the flexibility to learn when and where you want, at a pace that's right for you. 

Taking these courses will allow you to increase your skills, demonstrate your focus and discipline, and open doors to new opportunities. Enroll Today! 

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FEATURED PROGRAMS

ALL PROGRAMS

Associate Essentials

The Associate Essentials program will serve as your skills "starter pack" for working in the skilled trades. The courses in this program cover basic industrial math, practical measurements, industry safety, and an introduction to hand tools.

Course Details

Lessons in this program include:

  • Basic Industrial Math
  • Practical Measurements
  • Industrial Safety
  • Hand Tools

Approximate Study Time: 100 hours

Basic Blueprint Reading

This program provides students with the skills needed to understand the various types of blueprints, shop prints and schematics used in an industrial environment.

COURSE DETAILS

Lessons in this program include:

  • Introduction to Print Reading
  • Print-Reading Symbols and Abbreviations
  • Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • Print Reading Applications
  • Building Drawings
  • Electrical Drawings and Circuits
  • Electronic Drawings
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Drawings
  • Piping: Drawings, Materials, and Parts

  • Welding Symbols
  • Sheet Metal Basics
  • Sketching
  • Elements of Print Reading, Part 1
  • Elements of Print Reading, Part 2
  • Reading Shop Prints, Part 1
  • Reading Shop Prints, Part 2
  • Reading Electrical Schematic Diagrams
  • Electrical Blueprint Reading

Approximate Study Time: 120 hours

Basic Electrical Essentials

Basic Electrical Essentials teaches students the fundamentals of working with electricity. The program introduces commonly used tools, industrial fuses and circuits, and electrical safety as well as electrical drawings and blueprint reading. This program is highly recommended for those seeking to understand electricity at a foundational level.

COURSE DETAILS

Lessons in this program include:

  • Advanced Electrical Safety
  • Electrical Blueprint Reading
  • Electricians' Tools
  • Conductors and Insulators in Industry
  • Working with Conduit
  • Electrical Boxes
  • Industrial Enclosures and Raceways
  • Connecting Industrial Equipment, Part 1
  • Connecting Industrial Equipment, Part 2

  • Industrial Fuses
  • Industrial Circuit Breakers
  • Plugs, Receptacles, and Lampholders
  • Industrial Switches
  • Industrial Relay Ladder Logic
  • Industrial Relays, Contacts, and Solenoids
  • Electrical Drawings and Circuits

Approximate Study Time: 155 Hours

Career Readiness Bootcamp

The Career Readiness Bootcamp program consists of ten lessons. Through each lesson you’ll learn key skills for workplace and career success, from using core technology tools to understanding professional etiquette.

COURSE DETAILS

Lessons in this program include:

  • Starting Your Program
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Communication Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Decision-Making and Problem-Solving
  • Customer Focus
  • Working with Tools and Technology

Approximate Study Time: 18 hours

Career Readiness Bootcamp (in Spanish)

The Career Readiness Bootcamp program consists of ten lessons, conducted in Spanish. Through each lesson you’ll learn key skills for workplace and career success, from using core technology tools to understanding professional etiquette.

COURSE DETAILS

Lessons in this program include:

  • Starting Your Program
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Communication Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Decision-Making and Problem-Solving
  • Customer Focus
  • Working with Tools and Technology

Approximate Study Time: 18 hours

Carpentry Essentials

Penn Foster Career School’s online Carpentry training program consists of 11 lessons to help you gain the knowledge and skills relevant to learn carpentry. You'll learn carpentry basics, such as design techniques and principles, as well as learn the use of construction materials, processes, and tools.

Course Details

Lessons in this program include:

  • Trades Safety: Getting Started
  • Introduction to Print Reading
  • Print-Reading Symbols and Abbreviations
  • Building Drawings
  • Common Hand Tools, Part 1
  • Common Hand Tools, Part 2
  • Power Cutting Tools
  • Woodworking Hand Tools
  • Woodworking Power Tools
  • The Steel Square, Part 1
  • The Steel Square, Part 2

Approximate Study Time: 65 hours

Electrical Maintenance

The Electrical Maintenance training program covers a variety of skills needed to perform as a plant electrician, including VOMs, oscilloscopes, boxes, fuses and most electrical equipment. It also includes a variety of maintenance related topics, as well as advanced electronics topics like semiconductors and sensors relevant to electrical repair.

COURSE DETAILS

Lessons in this program include:

  • Basic Test Equipment
  • Troubleshooting with Volt-Ohm-Milliamp Meters
  • Using Basic Oscilloscopes
  • Conductors and Insulators in Industry
  • Working with Conduit
  • Electrical Boxes
  • Industrial Enclosures and Raceways
  • Connecting Industrial Equipment, Part 1
  • Connecting Industrial Equipment, Part 2
  • Industrial Fuses
  • Industrial Circuit Breakers
  • Plugs, Receptacles, and Lampholders
  • Industrial Switches
  • Industrial Relay Ladder Logic
  • Industrial Relays, Contactors, and Solenoids
  • Reading Electrical Schematic Diagrams
  • Electrical Blueprint Reading
  • Electrical Lamps Part 1
  • Electrical Lamps Part 2
  • Lighting Control
  • Basic Semiconductor Components: Diodes
  • Basic Semiconductor Components: Transistors
  • Switching Devices
  • Electronic Sensors

  • Special Rectifiers: Electron Tubes
  • Optoelectronic and Fiber-Topic Components
  • Electronics Hardware
  • Industrial Electronic Troubleshooting
  • Electronic Troubleshooting of Industrial Motor Controllers
  • Troubleshooting Sensing Devices and Systems
  • Troubleshooting Industrial Control Systems and Output Devices
  • Troubleshooting Industrial Computer Systems and Software
  • Industrial Computer Networks
  • Introduction to Troubleshooting
  • Basic Troubleshooting Methods
  • Selecting Instruments for Troubleshooting
  • Measuring Techniques in Troubleshooting
  • Support Services for Troubleshooting
  • Practical Troubleshooting Problems
  • Approach to Troubleshooting
  • Analysis of Systems
  • Test Equipment Applications
  • Safe Troubleshooting Practices
  • Troubleshooting Industrial Systems Part 1
  • Troubleshooting Industrial Systems Part 2
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Preventive Maintenance Techniques

Approximate Study Time: 213 hours

Industrial Safety

The Industrial Safety training program provides students with specific procedures for handling various materials, operating different kinds of machinery, and performing various tasks safely while at the same time ensuring maximum organizational productivity. Students will learn a variety of safety skills relevant to working in multiple different environments, from chemical to fire to electrical and more.

COURSE DETAILS

Lessons in this program include:

  • Trades Safety: Getting Started
  • Working Safely with Chemicals
  • Fire Safety
  • Safe Handling of Pressurized Gasses and Welding
  • Working Safely with Electricity
  • Material-Handling safety
  • Machine Safety
  • Advanced Electrical Safety
  • Quality Concepts: Tools and Applications

Approximate Study Time: 35 hours

Industrial Safety (in Spanish)

The Industrial Safety training program provides students with specific procedures for handling various materials, operating different kinds of machinery, and performing various tasks safely while at the same time ensuring maximum organizational productivity. Students will learn a variety of safety skills relevant to working in multiple different environments, from chemical to fire to electrical and more. This program is conducted entirely in Spanish.

COURSE DETAILS

Lessons in this program include:

  • Trades Safety: Getting Started
  • Working Safely with Chemicals
  • Fire Safety
  • Safe Handling of Pressurized Gasses and Welding
  • Working Safely with Electricity
  • Material-Handling safety
  • Machine Safety
  • Advanced Electrical Safety
  • Quality Concepts: Tools and Applications

Approximate Study Time: 35 hours

Industrial Math

This program covers the principles of business and industrial math, from the basic operations through industrial math concepts like practical measurements, bulk measurement and fluid measurement.

COURSE DETAILS

Lessons in this program include:

  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Fractions, Percents, Proportions, and Angles
  • Metric System
  • Formulas

  • Introduction to Algebra
  • Linear Distance and Measurement
  • Bulk Measurement
  • Temperature Measurement
  • Energy, Force, and Power
  • Fluid Measurement

Approximate Study Time: 30 hours

Material Handling and Rigging

This program will provide learners with an introduction to material handling and safety, as well as the fundamental principles of rigging including lifting equipment and applications and working with rigging tools.

COURSE DETAILS

Lessons in this program include:

  • Material Handling Safety
  • Material Handling
  • Fundamental Principles of Rigging Technology
  • Planning the Rigging Operation
  • Working with Rigging Tools, Part 1
  • Working with Rigging Tools, Part 2
  • Rigging: Lifting Equipment and Applications, Part 1
  • Rigging: Lifting Equipment and Applications, Part 2

Approximate Study Time: 75 hours

Painting Essentials

This program covers the essentials of painting, including working safely with chemicals, job site and surface preparation, primer application, coatings and adhesives, and more.

COURSE DETAILS

Lessons in this program include:

  • Working Safely with Chemicals
  • Coatings and Adhesives
  • Painting, Part 1
  • Painting, Part 2
  • Painting, Part 3

Approximate Study Time: 40 hours

Rigging Essentials

This program will provide learners with an introduction to rigging and the principles of rigging technology, including the basic mechanisms used in rigging and working with rigging tools.

COURSE DETAILS

Lessons in this program include:

  • Fundamental Principles of Rigging Technology
  • Planning the Rigging Operation
  • Working with Rigging Tools, Part 1
  • Working with Rigging Tools, Part 2

Approximate Study Time: 40 hours

What is Penn Foster?

Founded in 1890, Penn Foster was one of the first pioneers of distance learning. With more than 30,000 graduates each year across the United States, Penn Foster’s online and blended learning programs are self-paced and personalized. Our affordable programs give students the flexibility to learn around their own schedules, with 24/7 access to a supportive online community of students and faculty. 

How do I get started? 

To apply, click "Enroll Now" next to the program of your choice from the options above. You will be notified of any next steps after your application has been accepted.

What are the benefits of online learning?

As a Cabildo associate, we know you have a busy schedule. By delivering these programs online on our mobile-friendly platform, we offer you the flexibility to learn where and when you want - whether it's at home, commuting to work, or on your breaks. Furthermore, our programs are self-paced so you can move through the content at a speed that's right for you.

How much does it cost for me to take the courses?

If you are an eligible Cabildo associate, nothing! Penn Foster programs are free for all eligible Cabildo associates.

What happens once I'm approved for a program?

Upon being accepted into a program, you will automatically receive a Welcome Email with details on how to login. This email will provide your Student ID and a link to log in to the Penn Foster Student Portal for the first time!

How do I access the courses?

All course content will be delivered through Penn Foster’s Student Portal. All students will have access to their course content upon login into the Portal for the first time. Once logged in, click on “Program and Courses” in the left navigation bar to see the courses in your program. You can also get started directly from your dashboard by clicking “Start” on your home dashboard.

Who can I contact for support?

For all support-related inquiries, please call 1-800-231-3054 or email indust@pennfoster.edu.

Where will I receive printed materials related to my program?

Most courses will be delivered online, though some will require textbooks. Should your program require printed materials such as a textbook, those items will be shipped directly to your home address. When you enroll, please be sure to fill out your home address so these items can be shipped accordingly if necessary.