Partnership Courses Frequently Asked Questions


How do I apply for a course?

Is there a cost for me to attend a course?

Do I need my supervisor's approval to attend a course?

How will I know if I am accepted into a course?

Can I attend a course that is not directly related to my job?

Can I attend a course if I am not a CSEA-represented NYS employee?

Can I request a course that is not listed on your website or catalog?

How can I get my Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS) username and password?

If I have technical difficulties accessing an online course or webinar, what do I do?

Can I access online courses or webinars from my home?



How do I apply for a course?

You can register for Skills for Success courses through the Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS) or by completing our application form. You can also register for Online Learning courses through SLMS. After logging into SLMS, search the catalog for the "Partnership Online Learning Program" and click on the "Register" link. If you need more help visit the SLMS Resources page.

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Is there a cost for me to attend a course?

There is no charge for CSEA-represented NYS employees to attend courses.

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Do I need my supervisor's approval to attend a course?

Supervisory approval is required if you want to take courses during working hours. It is not required if you take courses on your own time.

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How will I know if I am accepted into a course?

You will receive an email notification confirming your enrollment into a Skills for Success course. You will also receive an email notification when your Online Learning registration is approved, but not when you enroll in individual online courses.

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Can I attend a course that is not directly related to my job?

Yes. However, your supervisor may be more likely to approve your attendance if a course applies to your job or career.

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Can I attend a course if I am not a CSEA-represented NYS employee?

It depends. Please contact us at 800-253-4332 or learning@nyscseapartnership.org for more information.

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Can I request a course that is not listed on your website or catalog?

If you have a suggestion for us, please email learning@nyscseapartnership.org.

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How can I get my Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS) username and password?

In order to take online courses you must have a SLMS username and password. You can get this information from your agency. To find your agency contact go to: https://ws04.nyenet.state.ny.us/SelfRegV3/agencyContact.xhtml.

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If I have technical difficulties accessing an online course or webinar, what do I do?

You must have a computer with Internet access for these courses. If you are having problems launching online courses, make sure that your computer meets the minimum requirements by visiting: http://browser.skillport.com/bh/default.asp. If you are having difficulties joining a webinar please contact us at 800-253-4332 or OnlineLearningHelp@nyscseapartnership.org.

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Can I access online courses or webinars from my home?

Online courses can be taken at home by logging into the SLMS website: https://nyslearn.ny.gov. Visit http://browser.skillport.com/bh/default.asp to confirm that your home computer meets the minimum requirements. When you are accepted into a webinar, you will receive an email invitation with a link to join that webinar. Make sure that you can access this email from your home computer.

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Updated: February 9, 2016