Learning platform edX launched the edX Career Resource Center, an online hub designed to provide registered learners with career resources to help them navigate the employment landscape and advance in their desired career path.
A destination for career tips, tools and advice, the Career Resource Center includes work from edX’s network of industry experts and program alumni.
The Career Resource Center includes content on career-specific skill identification, personalized course recommendations, resume-building tools, job search assistance and access to industry events. In addition, the hub offers articles by career and industry experts to help learners develop their approach job searching.
“There’s an undeniable need for comprehensive career support for learners everywhere,” said edX founder and Chief Platform Officer Anant Agarwal. With the Career Resource Center, “our aim is not just to help people thrive in their present roles but also to help them build the confidence to navigate new sectors and technologies and unlock exciting professional opportunities.”
Currently, courses for coding, data and business careers are available on the Career Resource Center. edX said it plans to add more industry-specific resources soon.
AI Learning Partnerships
Separately, edX rolled out a new Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence MicroBootCamp program, in partnership with 12 universities. The online program is help technology professionals quickly learn the core skills needed to succeed in job releated to machine learning and AI.
The universities involved include Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Ohio State University College of Engineering and the University of New Hampshire Professional Development & Training program.
edX said it’s seen a surge in learner interest in AI-related programs over the last six months. For example, the number of searches for “artificial intelligence” on edX rose by 80% during the period.