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LSETF partners Coursera to upskill workforce for employment opportunities

… provides access to free global/world-class training and certifications 

The Lagos State Employment Trust Fund has announced its partnership with Coursera, one of the world’s leading learning platforms to provide free access to high quality and job-relevant courses and certifications.

Set up primarily to equip the workforce with competitive, employable skills and training for global relevance, the programme tagged “LSETFxCoursera Workforce Recovery Initiative” is a fully sponsored online learning programme with access to 3,800 courses across 400 specializations in key sectors such as digital and IT upskilling, healthcare, tourism, language learning and several other job sectors.

Commenting on the initiative, Executive Secretary/CEO, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, Mrs Teju Abisoye said “We are pleased to work with a global and foremost learning platform; Coursera in creating an impactful and scalable learning programme focused on offering high quality, job-relevant online learning opportunities. This partnership aligns with our quest to equip our young population with relevant skills and capabilities that are par with their global counterparts. 

“This initiative is in line with the global educational approach of remote learning and as a state striving to build a 21st Century economy, we are conscious of global solutions and are poised to apply similar approaches to create these desired results.” 

“According to Statista, 49% of students worldwide stated they had taken an online course in the last 12 months. This data, therefore, indicates that with the new normal necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for e-learning has increased, which this Coursera’s partnership will help us fulfil”, she said.

The benefits of the Coursera Workforce Recovery plan includes; free access to content from 160+ leading global universities and 30+ industry partners; certifications upon completion; becoming part of a community of over 50+ million global learners; learning new skills; learning on-the-go, and unmatched competitive edge.

Interested applicants should kindly visit https://bit.ly/LSETFCOURSERATraining to register on or before the deadline date, Saturday, October 31, 2020.



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