03 September 2020: almost 2500 students and young professionals undertake free courses on coursera.org

A special programme initiated by Department of Digitalization and Employment Center of Almaty allows acquire new knowledge and skills at coursera.org, a world-known online education platform. During the first month of programme implementation, almost 2500 students and young professionals have taken advantage of this opportunity. Top ten courses make Communication, Computer Programming, Mathematics, Probability and Statistics,Statistical Programming, Data Analysis, Leadership and Management, Entrepreneurship, Theoretical Computer Sciences and Finance.

On average, Almaty people undertake two courses that proves the need and demand of your professionals to develop and increase own competiveness in labour market.

“Our special programme provides a free-of-charge opportunity to obtain new knowledge and professional skills from leading world companies and universities, - says Bayan Konirbayev, Almaty Chief Digital Officer. – According to the programme, 5000 people can take this unique opportunity. Free access will be given up to 31 December 2020, but only to those users who complete registration process before 30 September 2020”.

Courses contain assignments, weekly tests and final exam, at the end of a course a student receives a certificate. Courses duration is from 6 to 10 weeks, depending on the chosen programme.All materials of the online platform are in one place: dictionary and sets of exercises. The system makes it easy to find necessary courses for both beginners and those who want to improve their academic or professional knowledge.

In order to take courses from Coursera, you need to submit an application for almaty.coursera@mail.kz before 30 September 2020, with indication of your first and last name, type of activity and email address. Next, you will receive an invitation to your email address. After registration, you can choose any courses presented on the site, in areas of IT, applied sciences and humanities, economics, medicine, management, marketing and much more. After the request, you will receive a response within 5 days. If you do not use your account for more than two weeks, your subscription will be canceled. The offer is limited to 5,000 students.