The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce has partnered with the online learning platform Coursera to launch the Coursera Workforce Recovery Initiative in South Carolina.
The program will allow those displaced from work due to the COVID-19 pandemic to gain skills and participate in worker retraining by granting free access to Coursera’s more than 4,000 courses and certifications in areas such as business, technology, data science, health and social sciences. Participants may also pursue professional certifications including the Google IT Support Professional Certificate.
Interested and eligible unemployment claimants who received an email from SC DEW must register with Coursera by Oct. 31, 2020. Participants may take as many courses as they would like but must complete the classes by Dec. 31, 2020.