ACI Learning Provides Over $2.3 Million in Scholarships and Launches Free Training to Help Close the Digital Skills Gap

Denver, Co. – Jan. 5, 2023 - ACI Learning’s mission is to bridge the digital skills gap and help answer the growing demand for skilled IT professionals. As a leading provider of audit, cybersecurity and IT certification and professional development training, ACI Learning has committed to this mission in a major way: in 2022, they provided over $2.3 million in scholarships for individuals to obtain IT and cybersecurity certification training. The IT and cybersecurity certification training scholarships have been awarded to individuals from diverse backgrounds, as well as those transitioning out of military service into civilian careers.   The company’s commitment to technology education goes beyond professional development. To that end, ACI Learning recently released over 30 hours of free Essential Digital Skills Training, a collection of courses aimed at providing basic technical skills to anyone in need of help navigating the modern technical world.

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“Preparing the workforce to navigate the increasingly complex technical challenges businesses will face is critical to the digital health and success of businesses. We are on a mission to help future-proof businesses and fuel the modern workforce,” explained Brett Shively, CEO of ACI Learning.

“From online shopping and completing forms, to the basics of using computer systems and finding critical files, technology is at the core of everything we do today. ACI Learning’s Essential Digital Skills Training will help prepare and build learners’ confidence for the future.” Based on the international Essential Digital Skills framework, these courses provide technical skills training that adults need to safely benefit from, participate in and contribute to the digital world. To broaden the reach of this free training, ACI Learning is partnering with leading educational, corporate and community leaders to ensure all adults have the essential digital skills they need to progress in work and life.  With the continuously changing digital landscape, it’s overwhelming for individuals to keep up with the latest technology trends and demands. ACI Learning’s free content is created in many different formats, including video, virtual or live instructor-led, anime style, etc. Courses include, but are not limited to, topics such as: 

  • Using a variety of devices 
  • Creating and editing documents 
  • Installing applications 
  • Configuring display settings 
  • Buying and transacting online 
  • Adjusting settings such as date and time 
  • Communicating via email 
  • How to stay safe and secure when using technology 

“ACI Learning firmly believes gaining these skills should be accessible to all, and we are proud to offer these resources at no cost,” Shively added. “Whether you are already in the workplace needing to upskill, need more skills to confidently enter the workplace, or simply want to be more confident working with technology in day-to-day life, our Essential Digital Skills Training can meet your needs.”

Free for organizations that want to provide to their members, students, or community, ACI Learning’s Essential Digital Skills Training can be used as a stand-alone resource or in conjunction with tutor-led teaching. Organizations interested in providing this free training to their employees, members, customers, or communities can request access to the course at

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About ACI Learning

ACI Learning is transforming the way companies train and technology professionals learn across audit, cybersecurity and information technology. Fueling the modern workforce, ACI is trusted by the Fortune 500, leading universities and small businesses alike. ACI is an always-on partner that identifies skill gaps and provides immediate solutions to businesses, channel partners and individuals. From providing technology fundamentals to protecting the systems that send people to space, ACI’s credentialed edutainers deliver certification prep and skills training via binge-worthy content that supports all points of the career lifecycle. For more information, visit

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