Coursera Partnership with Center for Workforce Inclusion - Empowering Older Adults with Essential Skills Training

Last Updated: 04/22/2024

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Overview

In February 2024, the Center for Workforce Inclusion (Center) announced a collaborative venture with Coursera: The Center for Workforce Inclusion Partnership with Coursera to Empower Older Adults with Essential Skills Training. Older job seekers through the Center will gain exclusive access to two curated catalogs of courses provided by Coursera. Each catalog will be tailormade to complement the Center’s existing training programs, focusing on enhancing the digital and job search skills that are needed to secure employment in today’s job market.

Background

There is a growing need for critical skills training by older workers — they are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. workforce. By 2028, over one-quarter of the U.S. labor force is projected to be 55 or older. The aim of the Center’s partnership with Coursera is to provide skills training to older workers to increase their employability and job mobility.

Partners

  • The non-profit Center for Workforce Inclusion is a leading national entity focused on the workforce development needs of underserved workers 50+. The Center works in all 50 states to bring economic opportunity to low-income and other disadvantaged older adults. The Center is rooted in the National Council of Senior Citizens, launched in 1962 to advocate for older Americans.
  • Coursera is a leading worldwide online learning platform that offers a range of learning opportunities—from hands-on projects and courses to job-ready certificates and degree programs partners. Coursera partners with more than 275 universities and companies to bring flexible and job-relevant online learning to individuals and organizations worldwide.

References

Announcement: Coursera Partnership – The Center for Workforce Inclusion

https://www.centerforworkforceinclusion.org/about/

https://www.coursera.org/

 

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