SUNY Canton CREST Center Offers Free Professional Development Opportunities


The SUNY Canton Career Ready Education and Success Training (CREST) Center is offering a variety of free self-improvement and industry certification online programs for students and workers during stay-at-home initiatives.

The center began offering self-paced Ed2Go tutorial courses in April and has helped more than 50 people learn new skills during the pandemic. CREST Center director Arthur S. Garno said that participants can sign up for the classes through June 30.

Courses available include:

  • Creating Web Pages
  • Creating WordPress Websites
  • Fundamentals of Supervision and Management
  • Twelve Steps to a Successful Job Search
  • Keys to Effective Communication
  • Managing Customer Service
  • Marketing Your Business on the Internet
  • Personal Finance
  • Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring
  • Individual Excellence

“The website courses have been the most popular,” Garno said. “We’ve also seen a lot of interest in the supervision and budgeting options. The courses can help people who are in between jobs or looking for work.”

The self-paced online trainings typically take between two and three months to complete, depending on the subject. All courses are free and open to the public. For more information, or to sign up, please visit the free available listings on the Ed2Go website. Those interested can also contact Garno by email at

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Discover SUNY Canton, where innovation meets opportunity. The college’s career-focused educational programs emphasize hands-on and applied learning opportunities in digital design, engineering technology, health, information technology, management, public service, and veterinary technology. Faculty members bring real-world experience and exceptional academic expertise to the classroom. As a leader in online education, SUNY Canton offers unmatched flexibility with hundreds of courses and 23 comprehensive degree programs offered completely online. The SUNY Canton Kangaroos compete at the NCAA Division III level and will be transitioning to the SUNYAC in Fall 2024. In addition to its 15 traditional teams, SUNY Canton offers coed varsity esports and cheerleading.