Workforce Recovery Initiative

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Facilitated by HTDC and the TRUE Initiative,

the Coursera Workforce Recovery Initiative by Coursera is an educational offering to assist with unemployment and upskilling.


What is Coursera?

Coursera is an online learning platform that partners with top universities and organizations to offer courses online.

How the program works:

  • 3,800 courses and 400 Specializations available for free
  • Course Certificates offered for each course completed
  • Newly-enrolled learners will have through December 31, 2020 to complete their courses


How do I sign up?

Complete the application form through this link.
Your application will be reviewed and access will be granted accordingly.



  • How would I know if I am eligible?
    • Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis, with priority given to unemployed individuals
  • Is there a cost to participate or enroll?
    • No, there is no cost to participate or enroll in courses if you have been granted access, from now until December 31, 2020. However, there could be costs incurred, depending on the individual, from January 1, 2021.
  • How many course(s) can I enroll in simultaneously?
    • You may enroll in as many courses as you wish. Please note that a minimum level of commitment is necessary for you to remain in the program. This is specified in the Terms and Conditions section of the application form.
    • What is the difference between a course and specialization?
      • A course is a series of pre-recorded lectures, including quizzes and assignments. A specialization is a collection of related courses that offer a mastery around a certain topic.
  • What are some of the tech courses or tracks you would recommend?
    • Please check out our “Learning Tech” page for recommended courses


For other questions, please email