Udacity and Google Partner to Launch Free Courses

Published By : 05 Jun 2018 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

Udacity announced another partnership with Google. This time it is to make numerous career courses freely available to fresh graduates and mid-career professionals. Offering free career courses is a first for Udacity. It would now enable it to help employees better their chances of finding a job – be it their first or mid-career switch.

Before announcing their partnership, Google and Udacity first tested the approach with “Networking for Career Success” course – something which was rolled out in March. It was then offered to 60,000 Grow with Google scholars. It now forms a part of the 12 courses Google and Udacity would be rolling out.

Courses to Cover Myriad Topics

The new courses include a range of topics. Those include the basics of writing a resume and cover letter, tips on how to improvise one’s GitHub profile, and bolstering LinkedIn Network. Besides, they also cover more technical topics – Udacity would offer a class on “Data Structures and Algorithms in Python” and a course on using Swift for technical interviews.

As per the Kathleen Mullaney, VP at Udacity for Careers, the courses would enable the next generation of talent to enter the job market with diverse range of skills. It would also help older workers wanting to rejoin the workforce and mid-career professionals looking for a change.

Earlier, Udacity has partnered with industry leaders, including Google. Google had earlier also worked with Coursera to launch both career-oriented courses and more technical classes.

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