Udacity 2020: The Year in Review

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.

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New! Learn to Create Data Infrastructures with Udacity’s Data Architect Nanodegree Programrchitect

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.

In order to create more supply for qualified professionals to fill these emerging jobs, Udacity has released the all new Data Architect Nanodegree program.

In this Nanodegree program, you’ll learn to plan, design and implement enterprise data infrastructure solutions and create the blueprints for an organization’s data management system. 

Learn to Create Data Infrastructures with Udacity’s Data Architect Nanodegree Program

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How to Get Early Access to the First Two Courses in the Upcoming Growth Product Manager Nanodegree Program

Udacity is excited to announce that we’re giving early access to an exciting new course in our upcoming Growth Product Manager Nanodegree program. You can enroll today in the second course, Activation and Retention Strategy, that is available for enrollment today at 30% off. The first course from the program, Growth and Acquisition Strategy, is also still available for enrollment today at 30% off!

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

Growth Product Manager Nanodegree Program

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Black Friday Deal: 75% Off Any Nanodegree Program to Invest Your Future

Black Friday is right around the corner, but this shopping event is going to look a little different than it has in years past. 

Instead of waiting hours in front of brick and mortar stores, many shoppers are going to skip the lines and crowded stores in favor of safely shopping online. 

And, while some shoppers may buy the latest TV or the next hot electronic device, you can be a smart shopper and invest in building your skills to further your career opportunities.

In fact, for a limited time, Udacity is offering 75% off of all Nanodegree programs and online courses starting Friday, November 27.

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Udacity Leads Effort to Upskill Laid-Off Workers With New Scholarship

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.

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Turn Downtime into an Online Learning Opportunity With Our New Global Offer

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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. 

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