About SkillsOnline


Paul D. Camp Community College and WHRO are partnering in the launch of a new workforce development initiative – SkillsOnline.

SkillsOnline is WHRO’s new online professional development and workforce training portal, offering skills-based courses needed to succeed in a 21st century workplace.

This program is an added benefit for PDCCC students who want access at times and locations convenient for their schedules.

With nearly 3,500 self-paced and instructor led courses, SkillsOnline is an affordable, efficient way companies can train workers, provide industry certification and offer professional advancement.

Registration Process:

  1. Go to PDCCC’s site for SkillsOnline.
  2. Search for course by using the search box or click on one of the categories and
    search for classes under Find A Course.
  3. When you find your course, click on details on right-hand side of webpage.
  4. Once you have chosen your course, click on View In Cart in top left-hand side
    of webpage.
  5. Select your form of payment (PayPal, VISA, or Mastercard).
    Click proceed to checkout.
  6. If you are new to SkillsOnline click “I am a new customer.” If you are returning
    customer, login and process payment.

Bert Schmidt, President and CEO of WHRO said “WHRO Public Media is experienced in creating engaging online learning courses currently used by pre-K to grade 12 teachers and students across Virginia for free, funded by the Department of Education. We are owned by the 19 school divisions of southeastern Virginia and use our broadcast and production facilities to create engaging learning modules which capture and hold the attention of today’s online media savvy students.”

Working with subject matter experts, WHRO is currently developing the first 5 of 21 work readiness modules identified by the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service as those required for employers for career entry and advancement. They include:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Reading for Information
  • Locating Information
  • Internet Use and Safety-Digital Citizenship
  • Understanding Health, Wellness and Safety.

Courses in SkillsOnline are grouped by subject area with sub-categories for ease of reference. Simplified registration and an orientation plus an online discussion board make it easy to get started. Free online help is available at any time, including free skills and career assessment tools for students and veterans.

Tuition is very affordable and can be paid via credit card or purchase order. Most courses cost between $99 and $125, while some industry certification preparation courses are priced accordingly at higher rates. Transcripts are maintained online and can be accessed at any time.