Coursera Offers Government Agencies Fighting Unemployment Free Access to Its 3,800 Courses

IBL News | New York

Coursera announced yesterday its Workforce Recovery Initiative will provide governments free access to 3,800 online courses and 400 Specializations until the end of the year.

This promotional offer is part of the Coursera for Government effort, launched in 2017.

The U.S. states of Illinois, Arizona, and Oklahoma, as well as the governments of Colombia, Costa Rica, Greece, Malaysia, Panama, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan, are the first to make the initiative available to their unemployed workers, according to Coursera.

The U.S. states and countries around the world can sign up until September 30, 2020, and those enrolled by then can learn until the end of the year.

The Workforce Recovery Initiative covers critical business, technology, and data science skills taught by leading universities, along with Professional Certificates from industry educators like the Google IT Support Professional Certificate.