Improve your skills with the 100,000 free online courses available through the FutureLearn partnership with Jobstreet
Signing up for online courses is one of the many ways people cope with these difficult times. It’s been a year since the world was called to a pandemic and it looks like we’re in it for another year? The number of Covid-19 cases is on the rise again and we’ll just have to find more ways to empower ourselves because the government won’t do it for us.
There are around 100,000 free online courses that Jobstreet has made available in partnership with FutureLearn, a UK digital education platform. These courses will help Filipinos become more equipped when they apply for a job they want.
This is part of JobStreet’s commitment to provide valuable support to job seekers amid the pandemic by not only providing them with meaningful jobs, but also providing them with learning and skills development opportunities. It was right in May 2020, when they released how many lost their jobs. I wonder how many were hired during the career fair?
Through this partnership between JobStreet and FutureLearn, Filipinos can now learn 100% online with world-class universities and industry experts with a diverse selection of courses. The levels by course are given one step at a time as one progresses in the learning. The courses are accessible on mobile, tablet or desktop computer.
I have scoured the Futurelearn site for available online courses and there are some you can take:
- Cyber security
- Machine learning / AI
- Big Data / Analytics
- UX / UI
- Digital marketing
- Development of mobile applications
- Human resource
- Leadership and management skills
- English language
- Career development / advancement skills
- Mindfulness and mental well-being
- Logical and critical thinking skills
- Successful job search
- and more…
Seems like everything that has to do with technology and computers is in demand and a great skill to be learned, especially now that everyone is working and studying at home. We are all so addicted to the internet now that it will be to your advantage if you have advanced knowledge of the technology and how to use it. App development might be something that I might be interested in, but I need patience so maybe I should learn the skills of mindfulness and mental well-being and logical and critical thinking too!
The partnership offers more than 80 courses focusing on emerging and transferable soft skills from global universities. Job seekers will also have the opportunity to access any groundbreaking course that includes emerging technologies such as data science, digital marketing and cryptocurrency, subject to one course per person.
Online courses are open to all new and existing JobStreet users until May 31, 2021, or when 100,000 course vouchers are fully used in all six participating countries – Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand .
All they have to do is register through the microsite http://bit.ly/JobStreetFutureLearn, receive the voucher by email, select free FutureLearn courses, and get certificates that they can then attach to their application.
JobStreet Philippines Country Director Philip Gioca encouraged the local workforce to continue to develop their skills and experience while looking for “jobs that really matter”.
“The competition for a job right now is tougher than it used to be, and everyone is against other job seekers as experienced as them. We encourage applicants, recent graduates and even experienced professionals to continue to strive to acquire new knowledge and skills that can eventually help them advance their careers, ”he added.
FutureLearn, founded in December 2012, is jointly owned by Open University, a public research university and the UK’s largest university for undergraduate education, and SEEK Ltd, the parent company of JobStreet. It is one of the most successful open e-learning platforms in the world and as of June 2020 includes 175 UK and international partners and non-university partners.
To find out more and take advantage of the free lessons, visit, http://bit.ly/JobStreetFutureLearn.