Cuomo Hires Coursera.org to Provide Unemployed New Yorkers with Access to Training Programs

IBL News | New York

Coursera.org signed up this month a partnership with The New York State Department of Labor in order to provide unemployed and underemployed New Yorkers with free access to 4,000 courses, programs, and professional certificates in business and technology.

The announcement–made by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on November 17th—focuses on training on high-growth and in-demand sectors like advanced manufacturing, technology, and health care, among others.

“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,” Governor Cuomo said“Whether it’s taking a refresher course or learning a new skill, I encourage all New Yorkers in need to consider taking advantage of this free program.”  

This is a range of classes offered on Coursera:

  • How to Manage a Remote Team
  • Business Writing
  • Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design and ManufacturingMachine 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 Digital World
  • Supply Chain Operations
  • Influencing People
  • The Science of Well-Being
  • Data Science Specialization
  • Project Management
  • Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies and Skills
  • Python for Everybody
  • Cybersecurity
  • Google IT Support Professional Certificate
  • The Business of Health Care Specialization
  • Epidemiology for Public Health Specialization
  • Medical Neuroscience
  • Financial Markets
  • Facebook Social Media Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to Game Development
  • The Art of Negotiation
  • AI for Everyone
  • Programming Foundations with JavaScript, HTML and CSS
  • Introduction to HTML5
  • Understanding User Needs
  • Use Mailchimp to Build an E-mail Marketing Campaign
  • Developing An Entrepreneurial Mindset: First Step Towards Success
  • Introduction to iOS App Development
  • Principles of Game Design


During the pandemic, Coursera has reached agreements with 330 government agencies across 70 countries and 30 US states and cities to provide training to impacted workers. Coursera says that since it launched its Workforce Recovery Initiative, more than 1 million workers have enrolled in over 7 million courses to gain critical skills.

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