Hire Heroes USA and Coursera Renew Partnership to Benefit Veterans and Military Spouses
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Veterans nonprofit Hire Heroes USA has reached an agreement with Coursera to offer its virtual classes to our veteran and military spouse clients at no cost through February 2022. Through this partnership, veterans and their spouses gain access to life-changing education in business, technology, healthcare and more.
Coursera offers more than 4,600 courses taught by instructors from leading universities and companies. This barrier-breaking opportunity allows our clients to learn in a convenient way, complementing the lifestyles of transitioning service members or their families.
“Coursera is one of our most popular training program partners,” said Sandy Kaider, Hire Heroes USA Referral & Training Partners Program Manager. “Having access to free, high-quality training contributed greatly to the success of many Hire Heroes clients.”
Since our partnership began in March 2020, Coursera has offered free courses to 459 veterans and 180 military spouses. Together, those 639 Hire Heroes USA clients have taken 3,268 courses, completed 19,874 lessons and devoted 14,723 hours to acquire industry-specific knowledge and learn new skills.
“Over the last year, I’m proud of how Coursera has helped hundreds of veterans learn job-relevant skills that they need to re-enter the workforce,” said Chief Enterprise Officer, Leah Belsky. “We are honored to continue our partnership with Hire Heroes USA to offer transitioning service members and their spouses free access to high-quality online learning.”
To get started, transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses are invited to sign up with Hire Heroes USA by visiting this link. After being matched with a Transition Specialist to work one-on-one on your career goals, clients should mention that they’d like to enroll in courses on Coursera.
About Hire Heroes USA
Hire Heroes USA is a national nonprofit organization that empowers US military members, veterans and spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce. We offer personalized one-on-one coaching, professionally revised resumes, mentoring, workshops, a job board, career fairs and more, to tens of thousands of job-seeking veterans and military spouses annually. Funded exclusively through public donations and private grants, we provide our services at no cost to clients.
In 2020, 11,580 Hire Heroes USA clients found success in their job search. Since Hire Heroes USA’s founding, more than 52,000 clients began new careers after working with us.
All Hire Heroes services are being offered online or over the phone during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes our volunteer services, which allow professionals to mentor and guide clients during their job search. Hire Heroes USA prioritizes transparency, earning a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and the GuideStar Platinum Seal. For more information about our organization, visit hireheroesusa.org.
Coursera was founded by Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng with a vision of providing life-transforming learning experiences to anyone, anywhere. It is now a leading online learning platform for higher education, where more than 77 million learners from around the world have come to learn skills of the future.