12 JUNE 2020
The African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA) is excited to announce, COL-Coursera Workforce Recovery Program, a fully sponsored online learning opportunity for the unemployed (citizens, library users etc.) and students to gain skills towards employment. It is a skills development programme being implemented by AfLIA in partnership with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Canada and Coursera.
The scholarship program entitles each person to have free and unlimited access to over 3800 courses and 400 specializations. These courses are aligned to employability. And, upon successful completion of courses, candidates are awarded with shareable certificates. Access to complimentary courses and certification will enhance chances of employment.
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown measures have impacted thousands of learners around Africa, leaving them with little or no option to continue their education. Many others have also lost their jobs and livelihoods and need re-skilling to regain employment.
Recognising the catastrophic eﬀects of the pandemic on millions of people who have become unemployed, or are on the verge of losing their jobs, Coursera, one of the world’s leading eLearning providers, has recently announced the Coursera Workforce Recovery Initiative as an immediate solution to these challenges.
Click button below to fill out the application form.
All registered learners will:
Programme experts will offer assistance in choosing courses, and provide administrative, academic support, as well as mentorship and counseling. Also a help desk facility is available to help facilitate learning.
The selected learners will have access to over 3800 courses (accessible through a smartphone/desktop/laptop) until 31 March 2021 broadly ranging from Information Technology, Business, Personal Development Data Science, Computer Science, Art and Humanities, Health, Social Sciences to Math and Logic.
Some specific courses include: Digital Literacy for All, Project Management, Entrepreneurship, Financial and career planning, Communication skills, Business Analysis / Data Analytics, Business Skills, Project Management, Software Development, Cloud & Cybersecurity, Digital Marketing / Analytics, Health Care, Business English, Cloud Architecture, Cloud Engineering, Google IT Automation with Python, Google IT Support, SAS Programmer Professional Certificate, SAS Visual Business Analytics Professional Certificate, Android App Developer, Business Analyst, Cloud Architect GCP, Cloud Computing Professional AWS, Digital Marketer, Game Developer, iOS App Developer, Java Programmer, Market Analyst, Python Programmer, SEO Analyst, Web Designer, Research Methods, Job Readiness, Job Search Self Care, Advanced Mfg, AI/ML/DS, Learning Languages, Human Skills , among others.
Find out more course here: www.coursera.org/browse.
The programme is for…
No!. There is no cost to participate in the programme. All courses accessible through both desktop and mobile app are provided free of cost thanks to the financial and technical assistance provided by the Commonwealth of Learning.
Although COL-Coursera Workforce Recovery Program is open to Commonwealth nations, interested learners from non-Commonwealth nations can still apply and benefit from this offer.
You can join the programme until 31st December, 2020, and complete any of the courses by 31st March, 2021 to gain your certificates.
Individuals can directly contact the helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, Library schools and other institutions interested in participating in this programme to extend the scholarship to their students / learners can submit their expression of interest by email to email@example.com with a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org
Commonwealth of Learning (COL) an intergovernmental organization involved in the promotion and development of open education and distance learning in the Commonwealth Member States. COL was created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the development and sharing of open learning/distance education knowledge, resources and technologies. COL is helping developing nations improve access to quality education and training. Click to learn more.
Coursera is a world-wide online learning platform founded in 2012. The platform works with universities and other organizations to offer online courses, specializations, and degrees in a variety of subjects, such as engineering, library and information science, data science, machine learning, mathematics, business, computer science, digital marketing, humanities, medicine, biology, social sciences. Click to learn more