If you are looking to gain new skills quickly and inexpensively, increase your compensation, and expand your career prospects, you have free access to the very best selection of skill schools in the nation.

Look through 6,000 programs in multiple categories offered by 2,000 schools. The most popular programs – each faster and far less expensive than college – include:

  • Technology
  • Healthcare
  • Mechanical/Trades/Hands-on
  • Cosmetology/Barbering

In addition, our database of programs includes the Arts/Media, and new programs in the business of Cannabis. Apprenticeships will be added as will short-course executive programs like Sales.

Our comprehensive skill school database evolved from the initial work done by Ryan Craig and Cassidy Leventhal for Ryan’s book, A NEW U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College. Alternatives to College LLC founder and CEO, L. Joseph Schmoke, conceived the vision for a free online directory, provided the capital, and is the organization’s principal executive. A long-time entrepreneur, he was CEO of Andrew Jackson University where he co-founded and spun-off ProctorU, which literally created the thriving online proctoring industry.

Aleksandra Vukadinovic is a senior manager and Karan Patel is manager of special projects. Barry Layne, a shareholder, served as president of Alternatives to College and was instrumental in its early development.

Alternatives to College, LLC
a Skill Escalator, Inc. company
980 North Federal Highway, Ste 110
Boca Raton, FL 33432