"Like a lot of entrepreneurs, we weren't confronted with a lack of ideas about how to survive the pandemic -- our problem was that we have too many ideas. Spreading too thin when resources are constrained resulted in our growth stalling. The first Coursera course I took gave us a feasibility checklist and helped us use an evaluation matrix to prioritize the opportunities with the greatest potential. The second course I'm taking is helping us implement a new diversity and inclusion program which will help our employees feel that we are taking timely, appropriate steps to address some of the systemic biases that are in the news. Finally, we are exploring pivoting our company to incorporate a greater technology focus. The time to plant seeds is not when we want to eat fruit, so working now with the expertise in the Coursera courses will set us up for the future."
"There were so many great courses to choose from! After 15 years in management, I wanted to build up my engineering muscles. I'm just finishing up course 2 of a 6-course program, but so far it has given me a much clearer understanding of the complexities involved when designing robotic systems. Translating human movements of materials and products into something a robot can do is deceptively complicated. My focus is on using automation as a tool to turn low paying jobs in Hawaii into high paying jobs. In order for automation to succeed in Hawaii, we need to be able to handle troubleshooting and maintenance here instead of relying on outside technicians traveling to the state. Hawaii also has unique challenges that will require our own custom-designed automation to solve so we need to build the skilled workforce to meet those challenges."
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