We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Often one needs or desires knowledge and skills which do not lead to a degree but which extend your abilities and skills and, thus, your value and employability. The best source I am aware of is the NYU School of Professional Studies.Many of their courses are online.
It's practical education. I am all for it. Many things can be learned on the job, but it never hurts to know the stuff in advance and, after all, you have to be able to say something worthwhile in a job interview. Many or most of their courses are available online and are not expensive.