By Marni Baker-Stein, Chief Content material Officer at Coursera
I’m excited to share that beginning fall semester 2023, Empire State College (SUNY Empire) will settle for credit score for programs and credentials on Coursera with ACE Credit score Suggestion. SUNY Empire has partnered with the New York State Division of Labor (NYSDOL) and Coursera to create a level pathway for New Yorkers within the NYSDOL program to switch eligible credit from Coursera programs to any of SUNY Empire’s 125 bachelor’s and affiliate diploma applications.
Within the spring of 2020, New York State confronted file excessive unemployment as a direct results of the COVID-19 pandemic. To assist unemployed staff reskill for altering trade calls for, NYSDOL supplied free entry to expertise coaching on Coursera. To this point, learners in this system have spent over 1.5 million hours studying on-line and accomplished greater than 2.1 million classes in rising fields, together with enterprise, know-how, and information science.
On the coronary heart of this system are entry-level Skilled Certificates from high firms, similar to Google, IBM, Salesforce, and SAS, designed to organize these with no diploma or prior work expertise for in-demand digital careers, starting from UX design and undertaking administration to cybersecurity and information analytics. In accordance with a current international Coursera survey, employers are 76% extra more likely to rent a candidate who has earned an trade micro-credential.
Learners are eligible to obtain faculty credit score (starting from 1 to 18 credit) upon finishing trade micro-credentials and Specializations on Coursera which have ACE Credit score Suggestion. At SUNY Empire, tuition prices a fraction of what you’d pay at non-public establishments, at $295 per credit score for New York residents. This diploma pathway saves learners money and time.
Perceptions round diploma necessities are likely to fall into two camps: “all people wants a level” or “no one wants a level.” However neither is true: increased training should turn out to be extra versatile, inexpensive, and related to fulfill the altering expectations of scholars and altering workforce calls for. By providing faculty credit score for trade micro-credentials, learners have a number of pathways to realize employment, earn faculty credit score, and pursue a level. Collaboration between native increased training and workforce techniques might be key to realizing that chance on the pace and scale our altering world now requires.
We’re proud to associate with SUNY Empire and NYSDOL to provide New Yorkers a number of pathways to realize the information, expertise, and credentials they should advance their training, enter new careers, and unlock financial alternative.