The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) partnered with Coursera to provide free career-focused, online learning resources to Minnesotans between June 2020 and April 30, 2022. Many Minnesotans signed up and took courses on their own, while many others took advantage of this offer as part of additional workforce or training programs.
As of April 2022, over 3,400 Minnesotans had completed one or more courses on Coursera through this DEED program – with over 13,700 course completions total. The top course domains – or areas of study – were Information Technology (IT), Data Science, Computer Science, and Business (including Project Management).
If you are interested in other job training or career exploration opportunities, including ways to improve your digital or business skills, or want to learn more about what training or education pathways are right for you, contact CareerForce staff at a location near you.
More questions about this initiative? Email OfficeofEconomicOpportunity@state.mn.us.