Coursera, the largest open online education provider, and the U.S. Department of State have partnered to create Coursera for Refugees. This excellent resource is part of a larger White House private sector engagement intiative.
With this exciting new opportunity, an unlimited number of non-profits that work with refugees will be able to apply for at least one year of group financial aid.
Partner non-profits will be able to support refugees in quickly building career skills and gaining recognizable certificates through access to the 1,000+ Coursera courses offered by schools like Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Edinburgh, and IE Business School. Coursera is mobile optimized, which means refugees can access courses on their mobile devices.
Click here to browse the entire curriculum. Some of the courses include:
- Your Future Job in Medicine and HealthCare
- Job Interviews Capstone Course
- 10 Things Every Engineer Should Know
- Speak English Professionally (subtitled in Persian!)
- English for Career Engagement
Coursera for Refugees will also include organizational support services for partner non-profits, such as learner engagement data, private communication forms, and dedicated Coursera technical support.
Higher wasn’t able to find details about how we can sign up. Stay tuned. And thanks to blog reader Matt Chaterdon at USCCB for finding the original announcement.