Future Skills Academy


Looking to upskill and stand out in the 21st-century professional world? The Caltech Future Skills Academy offers 18 four-hour courses for learners to acquire introductory literacy and skills in new technologies and contemporary management thinking about talent and strategy.

Program Description

Whether it's strategy and innovation, AI and machine learning or analytics and cloud computing - these courses are ideal for any general business professional! With a perfect blend of insights from expert instructors at Caltech’s Center for Technology and Management Education, these courses can benefit general business professionals in functions such as finance, HR, legal, or operations. With continuing education credit also available, this is an unbeatable opportunity to grow your understanding of global technology trends.

Take advantage of this unique program now with the knowledge you’ll be earning a certificate from Caltech if you complete ten courses, enabling successful individuals that are highly sought after by employers across industries. Learn at your own pace with this self-paced course anytime you like! Become a forward-thinking leader in today's ever-changing corporate environment with this cutting-edge portfolio of short course options available at your fingertips.

Sign up now for the Caltech Future Skills Academy program and kickstart your journey toward becoming a 21st-century professional!

Available Courses

The following technology micro-courses are available 100% on-demand:
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Analytics
  • Multi-Dimensional Data Modeling
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Systems Thinking
  • Virtual & Augmented Reality
These strategic management micro-courses are available 100% on-demand:
  • Agility & Strategy
  • Design Thinking
  • Future of Work
  • Innovation Frameworks
  • Leading Change
  • Marketing Mindsets & Skills
  • New World People Manager
  • Platform Strategy
  • Supply Chain Fundamentals

How it Works

How it works is simple. You can learn at your own pace and earn a certificate by completing any ten courses. Each course consists of nine modules, and after completing each module, there are short quizzes to reinforce what you've learned. This approach aims to make learning more comfortable, engaging, and convenient for those who want to upskill or learn something new. You can customize your learning experience and choose from various topics that fit your interests and passions. The process is straightforward, and you're in control of your learning journey.

Enroll for courses on the Caltech Future Skills Academy portal at https://future.ctme.caltech.edu/. Each course carries 0.4 Continuing Education Units. Upon completion of each course, you will receive a Letter of Completion from Caltech to support tuition assistance programs or reimbursement from your employer.

Who Should Attend

The Caltech Future Skills Academy caters to business professionals across a wide range of roles, including general management, administration, finance, HR, legal, and operations. Additionally, engineers, scientists, and technologists can leverage the introductory material to expand their domain knowledge and share valuable insights with their teams, fostering foundational learning on critical topics.