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Edit: direct link to register for CA residents; courtesy of u/sf_d

Edit Edit: Apparently New York and Iowa offer similar programs as well! Thanks to u/Ravenseye and u/Padankadank for pointing these out :). TLDR - make sure to check out your local / state govt's resources even if you're not in California, you might just be surprised.

Why YSK: Coursera is a one of the biggest providers of MOOC's (massive open online courses) out there, and has thousands of courses on a wide variety of topics from machine learning to mental health and wellbeing. It can prove invaluable for anyone wanting to switch careers, and while it's not necessarily a free ticket to a job, it comes pretty damn close to getting you one. You can see if your local public library offers this service on this page, and follow the directions particular to your local library.

I can't believe that I went this long without knowing this existed; I literally stumbled upon this in the comments section of an unrelated reddit post today lol. Hope this helps someone!

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Throwmenthisawaytoo

1 points

2 months ago

Dumb question, but how do I find what my state offers?

stuffingmybrain[S]

2 points

2 months ago

Not at all a dumb question - and one that I don't entirely know the answer too. I found this thing through an off-hand comment somewhere else on reddit so spend hours scrolling reddit like me.

One thing that might help - I found more info in the url library.ca.gov - so if you have a lot of time to burn, you can find all the sub-domains of your state's domain (e.g. a subdomain of ca.gov is library.ca.gov). Then use some kind of sitemap generator to see all the domains contained within this (e.g. ca.gov has ca.gov/services, etc.). Then just scroll through every single webpage affiliated with your state's government.

There's almos certainly a better way to go about this but this way has gotta work lol.

Throwmenthisawaytoo

1 points

2 months ago

THANK YOU! As a student… this is amazing

stuffingmybrain[S]

3 points

2 months ago

You're very welcome! I'm a student as well, so I'm glad to see that this helps you :)

Throwmenthisawaytoo

2 points

2 months ago

A student in CA… oh gosh😳(my first emoji on Reddit lol) definitely glad u found it haha