How To Upskill During the Lockdown

21 May How To Upskill During the Lockdown

In the past weeks, many people in the workforce were either working from home or losing their jobs due to the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. If either situation applies to you, how do you make yourself productive during the lockdown?

How to upskill during lockdown

A lot of the companies have dropped employees on payroll. Some businesses have allowed their staff to work from home. These affected workers will therefore have more free time on their hand, hence making this spare time be utilised in learning new skills.

Several online learning platforms are giving free courses during quarantine. You can look up for these new and relevant courses that are related to your line of work and can enhance your resume. Perhaps you are considering changing your career? The point is you can exploit the additional time available efficiently and effectively. Investing on yourself by developing the right skillset can make you more employable which is particularly important during times like this.

Fortunately, there are so many courses to choose from and won’t break the bank. Here are the list of free resources you can check out:


This is an online platform that has a range of free online courses, from top universities like Harvard, including “Modern masterpieces of world literature.” There are also courses focused on soft skills, such as “Creative thinking: Techniques and tools for success” by Imperial College London. 


This is another learning platform that offers both free and paid subscription. It has courses for creative and curious people, on topics including illustration, design, photography, video, freelancing, and more.


TAFE stands for Technical and Further Education which offers high quality nationally recognised courses for international students and is government backed and guaranteed. It has over 130 career-focused courses ranging from accounting to healthy, fitness, and beauty.

The takeaway

Keeping yourself stimulated and finding new ways to learn essential skills can make the eventual return to work smoother, or even open doors to new opportunities in the future. This “quarantime” can be an excellent time to invest in yourself and look for ways you can improve. 

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