Accelerate Your Career


Earn a certification in an area with growing job opportunities.

Upgrade your skills and increase your potential for higher paying employment opportunities, at no cost, through the Manpower Acceleration Program.

Manpower has partnered with University of Phoenix to offer courses to help build your skills. Over six weeks, you’ll take courses online, complete assignments, and learn new concepts to help build your career. You can expect to commit four to six hours of time each week to successfully complete the program.

Manpower associates that graduate from the program receive a certificate for their achievement, one college credit that can be applied to a Bachelor’s Degree with University of Phoenix, and access to their Manpower Talent Agent to help potentially use their newly gained skills.

Programs offered and start dates are listed below. Enrollment opens three weeks prior to course start dates, and closes 1 week prior.

Click on the individual program subject to get more info and be taken to an enrollment form.


  • To be eligible, the associate must:

    • Be on an active Manpower assignment

    • Not be in a role similar to the program to which they are applying (for example, a CSR agent cannot take the Contact Center/CSR MAP).

    • Be in a participating Manpower location in the United States

      • Franchise locations, residents of, or persons working with Manpower Branches in California or Puerto Rico are NOT eligible.

    • Participants can only take one Manpower Acceleration Program at a time


*Salary ranges are based off May 2019 Median Salaries from bls.gov – these are ranges and not salary/pay guarantees

**This is a voluntary program available at no cost to qualifying Manpower associates. Participants must have access to a computer and internet; these items will not be provided or reimbursed by Manpower. Time spent in connection with this voluntary program is not work time and will not be paid. There is no guarantee of employment in the given subject field, pay increase or any job guarantee provided as part of completing this program.

***Manpower Reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of the program at any time.


Manpower has partnered with Tooling U-SME to offer acceleration programs focused on manufacturing. Users gain access to the particular pathway course items and can move through the content at their own pace.

Click on the individual program subject to get more info and be taken to an enrollment form.


What you'll Do:

  1. Take the bundled series of online classes.

    • Each individual course takes approximately 1 hour (on average) to complete.

  2. Coursework is self-paced. Eligibility will be verified monthly and cut-off dates communicated.

 

What you'll Get:

  1. New skills in an in-demand manufacturing field.

  2. When you complete the program, your talent agent can help you seek opportunities in the manufacturing field by identifying available roles and actively promoting you to manufacturing employers.

 

Successful Completion Gets You:

  1. A certificate of completion

  2. The stepping stone to explore new job opportunities in an in-demand field.

  3. Associates who successfully complete the Certified Manufacturing Associate (CfMgA) pathway may also be eligible to take a separate exam and obtain a certificate offered by Tooling U-SME. A Manpower representative will communicate the next steps towards the certification to eligible associates nearing completion of this pathway. There is limited availability for the Tooling U-SME certificate exam.

 

  • Applications from eligible associates will be accepted weekly. Access to begin the program will be provided on each Friday to any new approved enrollees. Manpower cannot guarantee that all eligible enrollees will gain access the same week in which they apply.

    • To be eligible, the associate must:

      • Be on an active Manpower assignment

      • Not be in a role similar to the program to which they are applying (for example, an Assembler cannot take the Assembler pathway).

      • Be in a participating Manpower location in the United States

        • Franchise locations, residents of, or persons working with Manpower Branches in California or Puerto Rico are NOT eligible.

      • Participants can only take ONE Manpower Acceleration Program at a time

      • Refer to the Manpower Acceleration Program Tooling U-SME Associate FAQ for further questions.


*Salary ranges are based off May 2020 Median Salaries from bls.gov – these are ranges and not salary/pay guarantees

**This is a voluntary program available at no cost to qualifying Manpower associates. Participants must have access to a computer and internet; these items will not be provided or reimbursed by Manpower. Time spent in connection with this voluntary program is not work time and will not be paid. There is no guarantee of employment in the given subject field, pay increase or any job guarantee provided as part of completing this program.

***Manpower Reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of the program at any time.


Manpower has partnered with Tooling U-SME to offer acceleration programs focused on manufacturing. Users gain access to the particular pathway course items and can move through the content at their own pace.

Click on the individual program subject to get more info and be taken to an enrollment form.


What you'll Do:

  1. Take the bundled series of online classes.

    • Each individual course takes approximately 1 hour (on average) to complete.

  2. Coursework is self-paced. Eligibility will be verified monthly and cut-off dates communicated.

 

What you'll Get:

  1. New skills in an in-demand manufacturing field.

  2. When you complete the program, your talent agent can help you seek opportunities in the manufacturing field by identifying available roles and actively promoting you to manufacturing employers.

 

Successful Completion Gets You:

  1. A certificate of completion

  2. The stepping stone to explore new job opportunities in an in-demand field.

  3. Associates who successfully complete the Certified Manufacturing Associate (CfMgA) pathway may also be eligible to take a separate exam and obtain a certificate offered by Tooling U-SME. A Manpower representative will communicate the next steps towards the certification to eligible associates nearing completion of this pathway. There is limited availability for the Tooling U-SME certificate exam.

 

  • Applications from eligible associates will be accepted weekly. Access to begin the program will be provided on each Friday to any new approved enrollees. Manpower cannot guarantee that all eligible enrollees will gain access the same week in which they apply.

    • To be eligible, the associate must:

      • Be on an active Manpower assignment

      • Not be in a role similar to the program to which they are applying (for example, an Assembler cannot take the Assembler pathway).

      • Be in a participating Manpower location in the United States

        • Franchise locations, residents of, or persons working with Manpower Branches in California or Puerto Rico are NOT eligible.

      • Participants can only take ONE Manpower Acceleration Program at a time

      • Refer to the Manpower Acceleration Program Tooling U-SME Associate FAQ for further questions.


*Salary ranges are based off May 2020 Median Salaries from bls.gov – these are ranges and not salary/pay guarantees

**This is a voluntary program available at no cost to qualifying Manpower associates. Participants must have access to a computer and internet; these items will not be provided or reimbursed by Manpower. Time spent in connection with this voluntary program is not work time and will not be paid. There is no guarantee of employment in the given subject field, pay increase or any job guarantee provided as part of completing this program.

***Manpower Reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of the program at any time.




Check back often if current programs do not fit your interests. We are continually developing new programs to help associates upskill and explore new career opportunities.

Here’s what associates are saying about the Manpower Acceleration Program:
 

"The facilitators actually cared, and you could tell. They were always there when we needed." Angela M shared in regards to what she liked about the program.

"I currently have a Bachelor's Degree in Health administration, I didn't complete an internship and am looking to strengthen my resume to gain work experience in the field. I'd like to make myself marketable for Graduate school." Elea’ele B shared in regards to why she enrolled in the program.

"The course was very easy to follow and I appreciated that as it has been many years since I took any kind of courses and was very nervous. A few areas felt over my head at the beginning of the Unit but by the end each week I truly felt like I understood the concepts." Kathleen S shared in regards to what she liked about the program.

"Learning about listening skills. I think this is very overlooked skill. After this module I was able to see some of my weaknesses regarding my listening skills in my personal and business life. I believe I now have better techniques in dealing with people/ customers." Shermelle C shared in regards to how the program helped her.

"My company always have opportunities so I do not want to be told that I do not have the necessary training when another team lead opportunity is opens. I want to be ready." Luckenson L shared in regards to why he enrolled in the program.

"Education is valuable, and if a cost-free opportunity presents itself, why not take it? I've also always seen myself as a leader without a voice, but I think I've learned how to effectively use it thanks to this course and a newfound confidence which it has inspired." Nicholas F shared in regards to why he enrolled and what he gained from the program.

"Gaining confidence and belief in myself, as well as learning my strengths and weaknesses." - Angela M shared in regards to how the program helped her.

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