Around 50,000 of South Africa’s jobless youth are set to benefit from a range of free courses from Coursera, the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) has announced.
DCDT has partnered with the National Media Institute of SA (NEMISA) and Coursera to roll out the online programme aimed at developing 4th industrial revolution (4IR) skills among the country’s youth.
South Africa has among the highest youth unemployment rates in the world, with 58% of 15-24 year olds not in jobs, education or training.
South Africa has a very young population with about a third of the population being between the ages of 18 and 34 years.
COURSERA FREE COURSES LIST
Coursera is the world’s largest online learning platform and has made available around 3,000 courses from which potential students can choose from.
Some of the free courses on the list include:
Source: http://The South African