Around 50,000 youths in South Africa are set to benefit from Coursera free courses, the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) announced on Thursday (22 October).
DCDT has partnered with the National Media Institute of SA (NEMISA) and Coursera for the online programme aimed at imparting digital and 4th industrial revolution skills among the youth.
Coursera is the world’s largest online learning platform. Its partnership with NEMISA will enhance the latter’s existing course content, DCDT said.
Coursera free courses list
“The platform has around 3,000 available courses from which potential students will choose,” DCDT said. Some of the free courses in the list include:
- Basic computer skills
- Data science
- App development
- Digital marketing
- Artificial intelligence.
To view the full Coursera free courses list, visit Coursera’s website here. DCDT said the digital and business-related courses are aimed at enhancing the youths’ chances of being employed.
It added, “The programme also aims to skill, re-skill and up-skill unemployed citizens in South Africa.
“The programme’s focus is however mainly on young people who did not finish school; school learners who could not enter tertiary education; university, TVET and community college students who did not graduate; and graduates who are still to find employment.”
How to apply
Applicants need to fill in their details on the Google form, after which they will receive an email with an invitation to join.
Follow the instructions in the email and register for the courses. Note that the deadline for application is 31 October, 2020.
“Upon completion, successful graduates will get a globally recognised Coursera certificate which they can link to their CVs and LinkedIn profiles,” DCDT said.