State sponsoring free Coursera classes


Up to 5,000 Hawaii residents can take more than 3,000 courses and certifications from top universities and organizations offered by the Coursera learning platform for free, under a new program administered by the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC).

Registration for the program is open through October 31, 2020, and the free Coursera membership runs through the end of the year. Priority will be given to the unemployed, offering them the opportunity to boost their skills in topics ranging from technology to business and personal development offerings.

HTDC, under the state Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT), has partnered with the TRUE Initiative to bring the Coursera Workforce Recovery Initiative to Hawaii.

For the unemployed, the initiative offers educational resources so they can equip themselves with technology skills and reposition for new career opportunities. Those currently employed or furloughed can leverage Coursera’s offerings to upskill themselves and take on more advanced technology projects.

A list of HTDC recommended courses for those interested in picking up technology skills can be found online.

Applicants need to be a Hawaii resident to apply.

For more information and to apply, visit HTDC’s website at  Contact for additional assistance.

Find more info, including an FAQ, about the Coursera Workforce Recovery Initiative here.

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