While businesses in all sectors are laying off workers due to the sudden economic downturn, the world is facing a major unemployment crisis in modern times. The epidemic has affected the lives of 2.7 billion workers worldwide. In the U.S. Only, invalid claims do not exceed 26 million.
Today, we are proud to announce the Coursera Workforce Recovery Initiative to help governments around the world provide free employment to 3,800 online workers. The purpose of this program is to assist affected employees to improve their recruitment skills and skills. State, national, and local governments can enroll until September 30, 2020, and those who are then enrolled can enroll until the end of the year. this program available. Over the next few weeks, many U.S. countries and countries around the world will announce the move to their people.
Through the Coursera Workforce Recovery Initiative, governments will be able to provide unemployed workers, many of whom have no financial resources, with online work-based education. The 3,800 courses in Coursera, which include critical business, technical, and data skills, are taught by some of the world’s leading universities such as the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Duke University, University of Michigan, Yale University, and more. The initiative also includes professional certificates from industry educators such as the Google IT Support Professional Certificate, which is specially designed to train people in much-needed jobs. The labor initiative is part of the Coursera provided by the Government, launched in 2017 to equip government employees and citizens with the necessary skills.
In an important step towards public-private partnerships, various government leaders have made this program available to their countries and countries.
“Working with Coursera, OESC, and the OU will now help the unemployed Oklahomans to advance their career paths and prepare them to re-enter the workplace with new, important skills,” said Oklahoma manager Lt. Matt Pinnell.
“The well-being of the Costa Ricans and our resilience depends on our focus on preparing for future activities, which has given this status, the task of today,” said Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado Quesada.
“We are delighted to join this initiative to make online learning more accessible to Colombian people who have lost their jobs as a result of the epidemic,” said Colombian President Ivan Duque.
Coursera, together with our partner community, is ready to serve the millions of workers who have lost their jobs and will face difficulties in recovering from a slower economy. We are honored to assist governments around the world in their efforts to reduce the impact on communities most affected by the epidemic.