Udacity Supports Upskilling Program In Ohio
Subject: Society, Corona
The online education provider Udacity is supporting an upskilling program in the U.S. state of Ohio. It is designed to help people who have lost their jobs, especially as a result of the pandemic, acquire important IT skills and find a new job more easily.
The U.S. state of Ohio was particularly hard hit by job losses last year, mainly as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Experts estimate that some 650,000 people lost their jobs there. Many of them are still seeking employment. To open up promising career opportunities for them in the age of digitalization, the Ohio Means Jobs career counseling center in the state capital of Columbus/Franklin County and the Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio are now partnering with the online education provider Udacity. With the help of Udacity’s upskilling program, unemployed people in particular will be able to acquire important IT skills that they need to get hired in this high-demand line of work.
Each Udacity Nanodegree program is designed to help upskill workers so they can be competitive in today’s job market. From digital marketing to business analytics and UX design, Udacity’s Nanodegree programs are accepted by leading tech companies as proof of acquired IT skills.
Ohio Means Jobs selected Franklin County for the support program because it is home to 1.3 million residents, and to Columbus, Ohio’s largest city, which is becoming known as a “capital in the tech industry.”