Udacity is proud to announce that we are now a member of the European Commission Digital Skills & Jobs Coalition! The Digital Skills & Jobs Coalition brings together Member States, companies, social partners, non-profit organizations and education providers who take action to tackle the lack of digital skills in Europe.
2020 was a year of extraordinary challenges, and there’s no denying that the pandemic created enormous hardships and forced individuals to make many difficult decisions. At the same time, despite this disruption in our daily lives, I was very encouraged that people continued to find ways to learn and grow. Over the course of 2020, Udacity doubled down on helping our students find the courses they needed to prepare themselves for a brighter future.
Last year, we reached milestones of 14 million users, 1.5 million projects completed, and over 170,000 Nanodegree certificates awarded, and are happy to celebrate over 50,000 graduates in 2020 and some exciting updates.
Data is the new black gold. Thanks to the rise in data-driven decision making, the demand for data professionals is outpacing the supply — and data architecture is one of the emerging jobs in this field.
Not only will you be able to get a head start on the full Growth Product Manager Nanodegree program — available in June — but taking this course will unlock 30% off the price of the full Nanodegree. All progress in this course can be applied towards graduation from the full Growth Product Manager Nanodegree program
Businesses both large and small, have been adversely impacted by COVID-19, causing the economy to launch into a tailspin.
In fact, many large corporations — including Marriott and GE Aviation — have announced that they will lay off hundreds of workers as a result of having their industries decimated by travel bans, event cancellations, and shelter-in-place orders.
An abrupt lay-off can have negative repercussions on a worker’s income and leads to undue stress when the future seems uncertain.
However, there is relief for recently laid-off workers. Udacity is offering Nanodegree program scholarships to individuals who have experienced job loss in the United States due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
We’re all about to enter a new normal. No country will be spared by the economic and social impact that will be left in the wake of COVID-19.
The virus forced millions of people into social distancing, which spurred organizations worldwide to move their workforce to a remote work structure, leaving department heads struggling to manage their newly remote teams.
Conversely, many organizations hit hard by shelter-in-place orders have furloughed or laid off a majority of their employees — leaving the future of the job market in chaos.
So, what can you do in this situation when you’re expected to stay at home and avoid any social contact? You can take the time to learn a new skill that will make you better prepared to take on the new world of work.