From music to jewelry, here are just a handful of .courses websites we want to shine a spotlight on this month.

Centennial College – centennial.courses

The website for Ontario’s first community college, Centennial College, is bright, eye-catching and full of cool features – like a personality test that lets you find a course or career path that suits your temperament.  There’s lots of great information to get across, but if you’re looking to go straight to Centennial’s list of courses and programs, they’ve created a nifty shortcut on centennial.courses to get you there.

group of college graduates in graduation gowns takes a selfie

Jewellery Design and Management International School, Singapore – jewellery.courses

JDMIS is, in its own words “a unique school in Asia providing Jewellery Design & Management programs”, including diplomas and certificates in fields such as fine jewellery design, precious metal arts, and business and entrepreneurship workshops. In a clever branding move, JDMIS has registered the domain jewellery.courses which clearly communicates exactly what it does and in the process, secures domain keyword ‘jewellery’ to help with SEO efforts.

close up of hands working on creating a silver necklace pendant with large yellow gemstone

Train the Trainer – trainthetrainer.courses

Ever wondered what it takes to become a trainer? Unsurprisingly, it takes training! UK-based ‘Train the Trainer’ has a simple but often overlooked purpose – to provide training and qualifications to those seeking to run courses, particularly those looking to take workplace training in-house to save costs and meet certification requirements. The catalogue of courses – including subjects like food safety, fire marshalling and dementia awareness – is available at trainthetrainer.courses.

illustrated graphic of instructor presenting to a class with a projector

GEMS: Global Entertainment Music Mentors – gems.courses

GEMS’ mission is to support musicians around the world with “innovative and original professional career development opportunities”. The GEMS website at gems.courses provide information on the talented faculty members, music and videos from featured artists, and details on all the upcoming courses and programs open for registrations.

woman plays violin as part of orchestra while wearing studio headphones

Adventure Gear – ropes.courses

Adventure Gear, which manufactures and supplies equipment for “challenge courses, ropes courses, zip lines, aerial adventure parks, ninja courses and climbing walls”, has used a clever play on the word ‘courses’ to create a unique new web address to showcase its ropes course equipment. The greater availability on offer in .courses domains means Adventure Gear was able to claim a short, memorable term like ‘ropes’ and turn this into a clever call-to-action.

man walking across rope bridge among treetops