This week, during the ‘Coursera for Governments and Nonprofits’ programme ,the massive online open course (MOOC) provider Coursera announced a partnership with the Prime Minister’s Youth program.
Coursera aims to help Pakistan and seven other countries through this partnership in order to prepare their societies for the jobs of the future. This will be achieved by providing affordable access to administrated learning programs and certificates that are aligned to the skill development needs of the communities.
“Overseas Technologies and Coursera have partnered with various public institutions, including the Prime Minister’s Youth Programme, to train 3,000 young adults across Pakistan.”
Other countries that started a similar partnership with Coursera include the United States, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Egypt, Mongolia and Singapore.
What is Coursera?
Coursera provides universal access to the world’s best education, partnering with top universities and organizations to offer courses online. Every course on Coursera is taught by top instructors from the world’s best universities and educational institutions. Courses include recorded video lectures, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments, and community discussion forums. When you complete a course, you’ll receive a sharable electronic Course Certificate.
Details about Coursera and PM Youth Program Partnership
Courses from this program includes all the major areas such as computer science, data analytics, career success and language learning, and also will receive all the required relevant services from 13+ physical learning centers.
“The skills gap can no longer be ignored as major force driving world events,” said Rick Levin, CEO of Coursera. “Millions of people lack the skills needed for new and better jobs, and increasing automation will only widen the gap. Governments and nonprofits focused on workforce development are eager to work with us and our university partners to deliver skills education to populations at unprecedented scale.”