Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the launch of a new online training platform that will enable unemployed and underemployed New Yorkers weathering the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to learn new skills at no cost.
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The new tool will provide access to nearly 4,000 online programs taught by leading professors and industry professionals on
"The war against COVID-19 is one taking place on multiple fronts, and while we are doing everything we can to protect the health of New Yorkers, we must also take the steps necessary for building back a strong economy," Cuomo said.
"This new training platform will be key in this effort by ensuring unemployed and underemployed New Yorkers are not left behind by providing access to the resources and training they need to get back on their feet. Whether it's taking refresher course or learning a new skill, I encourage all New Yorkers in need to consider taking advantage of this free program," he added.
The new course offerings are provided through a partnership between the state
Many of these programs provide a pathway to professional certificates and other certifications that can help New Yorkers elevate their career or compete in a new industry, according to Cuomo's office.
"Training and retraining our workforce are critical when it comes to getting New Yorkers back on the job," said state Labor Commissioner
Examples of the wide range of courses, programs and professional certificates available through
—How to Manage a Remote Team
—Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design and Manufacturing Machine Learning
—Motors and Motor Control Circuits
—Generative Design for Additive Manufacturing
—Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects
—Marketing in a
—Supply Chain Operations
—Data Science Specialization
—Google IT Support Professional Certificate
—The Business of Health Care Specialization
—Facebook Social Media Marketing
—The Art of Negotiation
—Introduction to HTML5
—Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset: First Step Towards Success
—Introduction to iOS
The full course catalog can be viewed here.
The state will also partner with
During the pandemic,
Since the launch of the Coursera Workforce Recovery Initiative, more than 1 million workers have enrolled in millions of courses.
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