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Training and Professional Development

Part of the University's strategic plan is to provide professional development and enrichment opportunties for all employees.  Cal Maritime's goal is to broaden employees' skills, knowledge, and abilities which will contibute directly to the well-being and success of both the individual and the University.  Check out all of what we offer below!


Cal Maritime employees can access mandatory training and professional development opportunities through SkillPort.  Visit SkillPort to access thousands of engaging online eLearning courses, books, and videos.  You will login using your Cal Maritime credentials to be connected to the Skillport homepage.
Navigating SkillPort
Professional Development Libraries
  • SkillChoice™ IT collection contains award-winning courseware with breadth and depth across six critical technology subject areas, continually developed to keep up with the constantly changing requirements for various professional certifications.
  • SkillChoice™ Desktop provides learners with comprehensive courses related to Microsoft Office (Mac and PC), Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X, e-mail, internet skills and browsers (including Internet Explorer and Apple Safari), computing fundamentals, and various Adobe products.
  • SkillChoice™ Business library helps employees rapidly develop skills across a wide range of "soft skill" subjects. Over 600 eLearning courses provide the building blocks for blended learning programs designed to support strategic business initiatives. It ensures that employees at every level of the organization have access to training and certifications such as leadership, management, communication, and customer service.

Systemwide Professional Development

Whether in the classroom or online, Systemwide Professional Development (SPD) provides options for CSU employees to expand their job-related learning. 


Lynda.com is an online library of courses on software tools and skills - provided to all faculty, staff, and student employees.  

Continuing Education

The Fee Waiver and Reduction Program provides the opportunity for eligible staff, faculty, dependent children, spouses or domestic partners to take classes at any CSU campus at significantly reduced rates.  You may be eligible to complete a degree with a Tuition Waiver for yourself or dependent.  Pursuing your personal and professional development goals may be easier than you think. Please contact Barbara Reece in Human Resources at x1021 or vision the Fee Waiver and Reduction Program page for more information.

Additional Online Training Resources

GCF Computer Training
Offers free computer tutorials to help you learn, review, or gain more 21st century skills ranging form Basics to Microsoft Office to Apple.


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