Back in the days before Google, I was pretty good at picking up new skills because I was good at these 2 things....
1) finding information: every time I went to a new town I would find librarys and go to 621 and 500 etc in the Dewey Decimal and copy or make notes on new books I found on electronics/technology and math/science
2)Then I would take away my notes and learn it, or try it, or test it, or make it...
Skill (1) is gone.....the information is available to everyone thanks to Google (I guess thats their vision eh)
Check this out, I was looking for python courses on youtube and came across this
free comp sci uni! 4 that A55!