The College of Charleston Partners with Coursera to Equip Students, Faculty and Staff with In-Demand Skills
Charleston, S.C., Nov. 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The College of Charleston is partnering with global online learning platform, Coursera, to launch a new program to provide industry-branded micro-credentials to students, faculty and staff at no cost. Students will be able to earn professional certificates for in-demand workplace skills that will complement any academic major or minor. Faculty and staff will also be able to earn professional certificates through flexible, online training.
"This partnership will provide members of the College of Charleston community the opportunity to build skills using resources from some of the world's leading companies," said College of Charleston President Andrew T. Hsu. "As one of the oldest colleges in the nation, the College of Charleston is setting the blueprint for other liberal arts institutions to follow."
Students, faculty and staff now have access to Career Academy on Coursera, which includes more than 45 entry-level Professional Certificates from leading companies such as Google, IBM, Microsoft and Salesforce. The program enables individuals to explore a wide range of in-demand career paths, such as Data Analyst, Cyber Security Analyst, UX Designer, Application Developer and Social Media Marketer. Hands-on projects and interactive assessments allow individuals to apply their skills in real-world scenarios and practice using workplace tools.
"I am very excited about making Coursera's Career Academy available to our College of Charleston community," said Suzanne Austin, executive vice president for academic ...
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