Computer-Based Training

​A New Training Initiative

In an effort to promote intergovernmental cooperation, Oakland County HR Training began offering classroom-based training to employees of local communities in 2008. To date, 19 organizations have registered for this program. We are pleased to announce an enhancement to our program. We will now be offering Computer-Based Training (CBT).​

What is Computer-Based Training?

CBT is training that is accessed from the convenience of your desktop computer and completed at your own pace. It is a web-based system of 80 courses available through a customized website called SkillPort. The program is not intended to replace classroom-based training, but designed to supplement traditional methods and provide greater opportunities for skill development. The CBT courses partner and supplement our classroom-based program which is tied to the Oakland County Competency Models.

Benefits of CBT

  • Work at your own pace
  • Competitive pricing with our classroom-based courses
  • Users can print their own certificate of completion
  • Users can gain academic credit toward a University of Phoenix degree
  • Courses can be access from any PC with internet access

CBT Curriculum

  • Administrative Support
  • Business Etiquette and Professionalism
  • Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Grammar an​d Business Writing
  • Team Building
  • Time Management/Organization
  • Stress Management
Refer to the Current Catalog for a complete list of courses.

Getting Started

To get started, review the CBT Frequently Asked Questions or visit the CBT registration page.​

How to Register for Computer-Based Training​

Prior to registering for CBT courses, check with your organization to ensure Oakland County has received billing information and authorization for payment.

To register for CBT courses, review the Program Requirements, complete the User License Request Form and submit it to HR Training and Development.  You must have your supervisor sign this completed form prior to submission.

Registration Approval

It is the responsibility of the employee requesting training to inform their supervisor of training dates and costs.  We are unable to confirm authorization for payment of each course session prior to individual enrollments.​