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Ready to advance your career?

Good! Because you’ve come to the right place:
the Aspire Academy.

The Aspire Academy helps you gain new skills and qualify for better jobs – for free.

In the workplace, acute gaps exist between available jobs and available talent. Through our partnership with Penn Foster and the creation of the Aspire Academy, the Adecco Group North America Foundation aims to help close those gaps.

The Aspire Academy offers FREE access to learning programs so you can secure a better job, a better wage, and a better future. That’s right! Any training you want—from our career-readiness bootcamp to our industry-focused career programs—accessed any time you need, at no cost. It’s just another perk of working with Adecco. You can check out the learning program options and enroll whenever you’re ready.

Upskill your life and career.
Here are some of the options we offer.

  • Foundational Skills Courses:
  • Career Readiness (English and Spanish)
  • Digital Literacy
  • Industrial Safety (English and Spanish)
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Personal Finance
  • Stress and Time Management
  • Introductory Career Courses:
  • Administrative Assistant Careers
  • Basic Machinist
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Call Centre Customer Service
  • Contact Tracer
  • Intro to Welding
  • Retail Associate Certificate
  • Warehousing and Distribution
  • Advanced Career Courses:
  • Administrative Assistant
  • CNC Operator
  • Electronic Technician
  • Frontline Supervisor
  • Machine Operator Level 1
  • Warehousing and Distribution Supervisor

Aspire Academy Things to Know

It's Flexible

The Penn Foster platform is online, mobile friendly, open 24/7, and works on basically any device—granting you all sorts of learning flexibility.

It's Versatile

The program is industry- focused—or not—meaning some trainings align with today’s most in-demand trade skills and others offer you general professional development.

It's Helpful

Just like thousands of other workers, you’ll absolutely benefit from it—boosting your skills, polishing your resume, and maybe even earning more money.

It's You

It’s all about you. The Aspire Academy is designed to upskill you for today’s job market. To position you for success. To propel you forward in so many ways.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Aspire Academy?

The Adecco Group North America Foundation has partnered with online skills training provider, Penn Foster, to launch the Aspire Academy – a fully sponsored online training initiative that allows Adecco associates to learn new skills online, at no cost them.

Are Aspire Academy courses offered in French?

At this time, the Aspire Academy is only offered in the English language.

Why should I enroll in the Aspire Academy?

Through the Aspire Academy, you will learn invaluable job skills that will help you take your career to the next level. By enrolling in these online courses, you will be able to learn on your own time and at your own pace with Penn Foster’s online and mobile-friendly learning platform.

How do I become eligible for the Aspire Academy?

As an Adecco associate, you’re eligible to enroll in a Penn Foster course once you’ve interviewed with a recruiter and completed all your new-hire paperwork – including providing your identification to verify your work authorization.

This does not mean you have to be on an assignment to be eligible to enroll in courses, but you mut be active in our candidate and associate database.

You’ll be able to sign-up for your first course the week following the completion of the candidate onboarding process outlined above. You’ll remain eligible to enroll in courses as long as you are actively working or looking for work with us.

If more than 6 months have passed since you last spoke with your representative, you’ll need to reach out to your local contact to reactivate your file. Make sure you regularly check your email for information on how to enroll in classes and how to stay on track once you’re enrolled.

How do I enroll in the Aspire Academy?

To enroll in a program through Aspire Academy, visit our Program page. From that page, you'll be able to learn about and choose the program you'd like to enroll in and complete the enrollment form directly from that web page.

How much money does it cost to enroll in the programs?

If you meet the requirements for eligibility as an Adecco associate, nothing! The Aspire Academy programs are all available at no cost to eligible Adecco associates. See “How do I become eligible for Aspire Academy?” to review the eligibility requirements.

How do I access the program material?

All course content will be delivered through Penn Foster’s Student Portal. You will have access to their course content upon logging in into the Portal for the first time. Once logged in, click on “Program and Courses” in the left navigation bar to see the courses in your program. You can also get started directly from your dashboard by clicking “Start” on your home dashboard.

Can I change courses if I decide I don't like the one I'm enrolled in? If so, how?

Yes, you can always change courses if you decide that you want to do so. To change courses, you should call our support line at (800) 587-4541 or email

What are the benefits of Penn Foster's online learning platform?

Penn Foster’s online learning platform provides the following benefits to students:

  • Mobile-friendly solution for on-the-go learning
  • Self-paced programs allow students to learn at a comfortable speed
  • Academic and motivational support along the way to help students achieve success

Where can I reach out for support questions?

For all support related inquiries, you can either send an email to or call (800) 587-4541, and someone will be happy to assist you!

What is a skills badge?

A skills badge is a virtual credential you earn for completing a certain lesson or set of lessons in a course. Several of the Aspire Academy programs have skills badges that you can earn as you progress toward completion. You can check to see if your program of choice includes skills badges by clicking the "Course Details" dropdown menu below the course description.

Badges are a great way to show that you've mastered a specific skill or competency. Upon earning a badge, you will be able to download it virtually and share it online to show off your success to the world!

Before you sign up, you should know:

  • This is totally voluntary!
  • You will not be paid for your time.
  • You must take courses outside of your work schedule.
  • You can’t pick courses that are directly related to your current assignment—the Foundation pays for your tuition so that you can learn new skills that will help you advance your career.

The Academy offers short form and long form courses, and all are designed to be completed within a year – moving at a pace that is comfortable for you!