The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) has launched Tech Ready Louisiana, a free online learning program for local residents.
LWC has developed a partnership with Coursera to create the program. Coursera, one of the world's largest online learning platforms, works with more than 250 top universities and companies, including Yale University, Columbia University, Microsoft and Google. It offers more than 5,000 courses that provide training for in-demand skills.
“Tech Ready Louisiana will take people from courses to careers,” said LWC Secretary Ava Cates, “Everything from learning Microsoft Office, to skills in the IT or healthcare industries. This is about giving Louisianians the opportunity to learn new, marketable skills to advance in their current job or get the career they’ve always wanted.”
Louisianans will have free access to those courses that will help them develop the knowledge and skills needed to find meaningful employment. All courses are online and self-paced so users can work around their busy schedules. Certificates can be earned in three to six months.
To register for Tech Ready Louisiana, residents have to be 18 or older and have to create a HiRE account then register for the course. To learn more about Coursera and the courses it offers, click here.