Coursera to give unemployed workers free access to 3,800 online courses

Curated by Paul Helmick

I’m a Technology CEO and Experienced Entrepreneur. I love helping people use technology to grow their business.

Online learning platform Coursera will make 3,800 of its courses available for free to people unemployed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • The goal of the initiative is to help workers develop skills to become re-employed, according to a Coursera blog post.
  • You can’t apply as an individual for the free courses; government agencies that serve unemployed workers have to apply for access.  This should be helpful in allowing workers to upskill or reskill w/minimal cost other than their time to learn.
  • About 30 million people in the US have filed for unemployment in the past five weeks amid stay-at-home orders.
  • We’ve used Coursera training for several years for our teams to stay sharp with technical coding, business and marketing automation skills – it’s an amazing resource.