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Missouri Job-Seekers Now Have Access To 3,800 Free Online Classes, Registration Ends September 30

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Missourians can now enroll in free, online classes to learn new job skills.

 

The offer comes from a partnership between the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development and Coursera, an online learning platform. Users who sign up before September 30th will get free access to 3,800 courses to take by the end of the year. The effort is aimed at helping workers who lost their jobs because of the shockwaves from the coronavirus pandemic.

Users can earn certificates and learn new skills, making it easier to find a job. To register, users will need to create a MoJobs account on jobs.mo.gov.  After that, they’ll need to follow the online steps to connect with Coursera by the end of September.

The online course program is part of Governor Mike Parson’s economic recovery plan.  In May, the unemployment rate for the state edged just above 10%.