April 27, 20 - 11:09 am - LABS

Coursera opens up its 3,800-course catalog to government agencies serving unemployed around the world

The online learning platform Coursera announced last Friday the free access to its 3,800-course catalog. Called the Coursera Workforce Recovery Initiative the initiative is now open to workers around the world that have just lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Through the initiative, government agencies serving unemployed populations can get Coursera for them at no cost. To do so they have to complete a form.

How the program works:

  • 3,800 courses and 400 specializations available for free;
  • Course Certificates offered for each course completed;
  • Enrollment is open through September 30th, 2020 for organizations to enroll unemployed workers in courses;
  • Newly-enrolled learners will have through December 31st, 2020 to complete their courses;
  • Dedicated program support, enhanced analytics, custom learning pathways, and private authoring available for an additional fee.

According to the company, the U.S. states of Illinois, Arizona, and Oklahoma, as well as the governments of Colombia, Costa Rica, Greece, Malaysia, Panama, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan will be the first to make the initiative available. Over the next few weeks, more U.S. states and countries around the world will announce the initiative to their people.