Reporting Early Success of our Nationwide Initiative with the Ministry of Larger Schooling & Science, Republic of Kazakhstan to Put together College College students for the Digital Financial system


By Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO of Coursera

In response to a rising abilities hole and accelerating inhabitants development, the Republic of Kazakhstan partnered with Coursera in March 2023 to uplevel their greater schooling system. Via this partnership, the Ministry of Science and Larger Schooling got down to equip each college students and school with digital and different important abilities and credentials to reach a digital financial system. The Ministry has built-in over 650 programs from the world’s high universities and corporations on Coursera for credit score throughout 25 public universities within the Republic. 

Nationwide implementation and swift adoption of assorted applications after the preliminary launch have been made attainable via the shut collaboration of the federal government, greater schooling programs, and strategic companions similar to Bilim Media Group (BMG). For the reason that launch, 20,000 college students and school have signed up and spent almost 100,000 hours studying new abilities on-line, amassing 40,000 enrollments and finishing over 25,000 programs. 

Along with Sayasat Nurbek, Minister of Science and Larger Schooling, Republic of Kazakhstan and Rauan Kenzhekhanuly, CEO, Bilim Media Group, celebrating the early success of the Coursera Qazaqstan Mission and the distinctive progress made by the college college students

“Within the context of globalization and digitalization, amid growing competitors within the international labor market, it’s crucial to determine a versatile and open nationwide schooling system that fosters steady studying and enhances skilled abilities. The initiation of the Coursera Qazaqstan Mission marks a major milestone, because it includes the interpretation of programs taught by world-renowned professors into Kazakh. This initiative holds paramount significance for our nation’s future, our language, and the general enhancement of schooling high quality and accessibility,” mentioned Sayasat Nurbek, Minister of Science and Larger Schooling, Republic of Kazakhstan.

The programs and credentials in this system, out there in Kazakh, English, and Russian languages, concentrate on high-demand STEM and digital abilities and profession readiness for college kids searching for digital jobs. This consists of over 30 entry-level Skilled Certificates designed by business leaders, together with Google, IBM, SAP, and Meta, to organize learners with no prior work expertise for entry-level careers in fields similar to cybersecurity, mission administration, UX design, and software program growth. 

“Inspiring pupil motivation requires extra than simply course localization. It necessitates the supply of methodological assist and the combination of those programs into the college curriculum,” mentioned Rauan Kenzhekhanuly, CEO, BMG.

The preferred programs from the initiative embody: 

The outstanding progress of this program follows an impactful preliminary partnership with the Republic of Kazakhstan Ministry of Labor and Social Safety and Coursera Workforce Restoration Initiative in 2020, a pandemic response initiative that offered governments no-cost entry to Coursera to retrain displaced employees for in-demand jobs.

We’re excited to hitch forces with the Ministry of Science and Larger Schooling in empowering college college students with vital abilities to flourish within the digital financial system. The early success is a testomony to the demand for these job-ready applications and serves as a strong blueprint for the way governments and better schooling programs can collaborate to coach the complete pupil inhabitants with in-demand abilities utilizing Coursera. 

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