Good News. New York State has partnered with Coursera, the leading online training provider, to offer free online training. New Yorkers who have been impacted by the pandemic and are unemployed or underemployed are eligible for free online training. (Although Coursera offers many courses for free outside of their partnership with NYS, if you want to earn a certificate or degree, there is a fee, unless you apply through NYS Department of Labor.) Through a unique partnership, NYS Dept. of Labor and Coursera are enabling eligible New Yorkers to learn new skills, earn certificates and advance their careers at no cost. Coursera provides access to nearly 4,000 programs taught by leading professors and industry professionals. Courses focus on high-growth and in-demand industries like advanced manufacturing, tech and healthcare, among others.
According to the NYS Dept of Labor, they are working with stakeholders across the state to “curate the (Coursera) content catalog to respond to industry and regional needs, so that job seekers can easily find courses that will make them the most competitive for open positions in New York State.”
Here’s just a few available courses:
- Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects
- Motor and Motor Contact Circuits
- The Business of Health Care Specialization
- Marketing in a Digital World
- Data Science Specialization
- Google IT Support Professional Certification
- Facebook Social Media Marketing
You can view the complete course catalog here COURSERA CATALOG.
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