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Coursera companions with Ok-MOOC and the Nationwide Institute for Lifelong Schooling to upskill 200,000 learners in South Korea

By Leah Belsky, Chief Enterprise Officer

The double disruption of automation and the pandemic is quickly reshaping labor markets globally. These forces have accelerated the Fourth Industrial Revolution in South Korea and all over the world, and establishments are aligning their efforts to arrange employees for the digital economic system. 

The unemployment charges in South Korea reached a report low in August 2021, in response to current authorities information. Nonetheless,  the share of individuals both working or actively in search of work is 63%. Folks working lower than 36 hours per week elevated roughly 65% from a yr earlier, and people employees are principally in decrease paying and fewer fascinating roles. As expertise evolves at an accelerated charge, employers more and more worth professionals with new digital abilities and a robust development mindset. 

I’m excited to announce that Coursera is partnering with Ok-MOOC and the Nationwide Institute for Lifelong Schooling (NILE) to launch a nationwide upskilling program in South Korea. The initiative will assist over 200,000 grownup learners develop the high-demand digital abilities wanted to advance their training and careers within the new economic system and embrace lifelong studying amid speedy transformation. 

“Our collaboration with Coursera will likely be an necessary place to begin for increasing the training panorama of Korean learners to the world,” Dae joong Kang, NILE President. “When mapping out the post-pandemic future, on-line studying will turn into an more and more anticipated and widespread studying avenue for grownup learners. And, I anticipate Coursera’s glorious programs will equip our learners with new and high-demand digital abilities wanted to thrive within the Fourth Industrial Revolution.” 

By this partnership, learners throughout Korea may have entry to 70 job-relevant, Korean-language programs from prime college and business leaders worldwide, together with Yale College, College of Pennsylvania, Google and DeepLearning. AI. The initiative, supported by the Ministry of Schooling, goals to equip college students, graduates, faculty and college educators, in addition to middle- and late- profession professionals with the skilled and digital abilities wanted for jobs of the long run. 

With a best-in-class IT infrastructure and the prioritization of training, South Korea has the chance to unlock financial potential for learners throughout the nation by enabling entry to high-quality, on-line studying throughout in-demand fields comparable to information science, expertise, enterprise, and private improvement. 

Coursera has over 540,000 registered learners in South Korea, a 25% enhance from the earlier yr. Our partnership with Ok-MOOC and NILE is a testomony to our ongoing dedication to assist learners throughout the nation put together for the rapidly-changing abilities and employment panorama. Investing in the suitable abilities for college kids and professionals might assist construct an agile, aggressive workforce of lifelong learners that may usher in long-term development and prosperity. 



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