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UK HR Training & Development sponsoring LinkedIn Learning pilot program

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 15, 2023)  University of Kentucky faculty and staff now have access to one of the world’s largest online professional developments tools.  

UK HR Training & Development is sponsoring a LinkedIn Learning pilot program through April 11, 2024. LinkedIn Learning, formerly, is an on-demand learning solution designed to help you gain new skills and advance your career.  

LinkedIn Learning is available at no cost to all active faculty and staff (including temporary employees) at UK.  

“LinkedIn Learning will be great for individuals who have difficulty finding time to participate in traditional training due to their busy schedules, as it is available on demand,” said Becky Dysart, UK HR director of Training and Development. “In addition, it will supplement learning opportunities offered by HR Training & Development and other UK training areas, whether in person, virtual or web-based.” 

Dysart added that the continuation of the program after the pilot program period will be based on utilization rates. LinkedIn Learning can be accessed through this link via single sign-on using your LinkBlue ID and password. 

With LinkedIn Learning, UK employees will be able to:  

  • Access up-to-date content and expert-led courses.
  • View courses on demand on both desktop and mobile devices.
  • Get 24/7, unlimited access to more than 16,000 business, design and tech online courses.
  • Learn in-demand skills.
  • Sample content categories including project management, marketing, finance, data science, web development, product and manufacturing, video, graphic design, and user experience 

For more information on LinkedIn Learning, email Dysart at

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