(14 Jan 2022) Coursera is partnering with K-MOOC and the National Institute for Lifelong Education (NILE) to launch a nationwide upskilling program in South Korea. The initiative will help over 200,000 adult learners develop the high-demand digital skills needed to advance their education and careers in the new economy and embrace lifelong learning amid rapid transformation.
“Our collaboration with Coursera will be an important starting point for expanding the learning landscape of Korean learners to the world,” Dae joong Kang, NILE President. “When mapping out the post-pandemic future, online learning will become an increasingly expected and popular learning avenue for adult learners. And, I expect Coursera’s excellent courses will equip our learners with new and high-demand digital skills needed to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”
Through this partnership, learners across Korea will have access to 70 job-relevant, Korean-language courses from top university and industry leaders worldwide, including Yale University, University of Pennsylvania, Google and DeepLearning. AI. The initiative, supported by the Ministry of Education, aims to equip students, graduates, school and university educators, as well as middle- and late-career professionals with the professional and digital skills needed for jobs of the future.
With a best-in-class IT infrastructure and the prioritization of education, South Korea has the opportunity to unlock economic potential for learners across the country by enabling access to high-quality, online learning across in-demand fields such as data science, technology, business, and personal development.
The announcement in full can be found here.