An agreement between the government of the city of Buenos Aires and the Coursera virtual teaching platform gives around 50,000 people free access to 300 courses the skills companies are most looking for today.
The content offered by the platform will be available in both Spanish and English with subtitles and will cover topics related to business, computer science, data science, information technology, languages, mathematics and logic.
The courses cover key areas of disruptive technologies like Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things, which are certified by leading companies and prestigious universities around the world such as Austral University, Michigan, Yale and Google..
The project is the result of a joint effort by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Economic Development and Production, the General Secretariat and International Relations, which unified efforts to improve employability, job placement and professional development opportunities for people.
Funding also includes tools to facilitate entry into the labor market such as public speaking, communication, basic digital skills and leadership.
To take part in the promotion, all they need to do is be over 18 years old and fill out an online form highlighting the alliance between the platform and the provincial government.
Registration closes on September 30, 2020. Interested parties must complete the courses by December 31, 2020 in order to qualify for the respective certification.
According to the list issued with the offer of courses for participation in the program, “The Blockchain Disruption” It is dictated in Spanish by Austral University and is the only one on the list in the Business topic linked to the blockchain.
However, other offerings in computer science should be emphasized that relate to BIg data, artificial intelligence, video games, programming and even deep learning in Google.
Online training on the rise
The agreement between Coursera and Buenos Aires joins the initiative recently adopted by the Catalan government with the online education platform to offer free courses to its residents amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
As Cointelegraph Español reported on Aug. 18, more than 4,000 courses will be made available free of charge under the agreement, of which a conglomerate of 83 courses based on blockchain technology is included in this opportunity.
At the time, the platform mentioned that with these types of alliances they are trying to help governments around the world give unemployed workers free access to online courses so that those affected can develop knowledge and skills. Skills to be reinstated.
In July last year, the online education platform published its Global Skills Index “GSI”, in which Argentina is ranked best in Latin America by the technology sector.
At the Latin American level, Spain was rated best in the GSI sectors involved in the Coursera measurement. Mexico was the worst rated country on the global online higher education platform.
At the time, one of the major difficulties for improving the Hispanic community within the platform was the language barrier they raised by offering courses in Spanish or with subtitles in the recently mentioned agreement.