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Courses Most wanted skills of the future and the online courses to master them


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According to the World Economic Forum, the world is facing a reskilling emergency - more than 1 billion people will need to reskill by 2030 as jobs are transformed by the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution with 42% of core skills required to perform existing jobs predicted to change by 2022.

The WEF predicts the most in-demand skills will be high-tech skills as well as specialized interpersonal skills including skills related to sales, human resources, care and education.

It is likely that skills gaps will emerge creating high demand for qualified workers. In order to future-proof your employability in the workplaces of the future, this is the time to train up in these most desirable skills.

Below we’ve compiled a list of open online courses and programs to help you gain the most wanted skills of the future. Click on a course title to go to the course page.

High-Tech Skills - Data and AI
Professional Certificate in Data Science by Harvard University on edX
This program prepares you with the necessary knowledge base and useful skills to tackle real-world data analysis challenges.

Big Data Specialization by UC San Diego on Coursera
Unlock Value in Massive Datasets. Learn fundamental big data methods in six straightforward courses.

Data Science Specialization by John Hopkins University on Coursera
Launch Your Career in Data Science. A ten-course introduction to data science, developed and taught by leading professors.

Data Science: Data-Driven Decision Making by Monash University on FutureLearn
Discover storytelling with data and make better business decisions using data wrangling, modelling, and storytelling techniques.

Data Analytics for Business with Tableau Training in collaboration with Tableau on FutureLearn
Get professional quantitative data analytics training and fast track your career in a leading industry with high job growth.

Mathematics for Machine Learning Specialization by Imperial College London on Coursera
Mathematics for Machine Learning. Learn about the prerequisite mathematics for applications in data science and machine learning

Statistics with R Specialization by Duke University on Coursera
Master Statistics with R. Statistical mastery of data analysis including inference, modeling, and Bayesian approaches.

Learn SQL Basics for Data Science Specialization by UC Davis on Coursera
This program will prepare you to apply SQL creatively to analyze and explore data; demonstrate efficiency in writing queries; create data analysis datasets; conduct feature engineering, use SQL with other data analysis and machine learning toolsets; and use SQL with unstructured data sets.

Deep Learning Specialization by deeplearning.ai on Coursera
In five courses, you will learn the foundations of Deep Learning, understand how to build neural networks, and learn how to lead successful machine learning projects.

AI Technologies for Business and Management by Coventry University on FutureLearn
Evaluate different artificial intelligence (AI) methods within the context of business and business management.

Sales and Marketing
Sales Skills for Today: An Introduction to Entrepreneurial Sales by by Entrepreneurial Sales Institute (ESI) on FutureLearn
Learn how to sell in today’s complex marketplace and gain in-demand sales skills to accelerate your career progression.

Professional Certificate in Enterprise Sales by Queen’s University on edX
In this program, you will have the opportunity to learn, review, and critique the sales process through the use of role playing, interviewing, and lectures.

Digital Marketing Specialization by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Coursera
Drive Customer Behavior Online. A six-course overview of the latest digital marketing skills, taught by industry experts.

Creating Digital Content by University of Leeds & Institute of Coding on FutureLearn
Discover how you can create and sustain engaging online content and learn how to build an effective digital marketing plan.

Human Resources
Human Resource Management: HR for People Managers Specialization by University of Minnesota on Coursera
Become a better manager of people. Develop strategies and skills for hiring, managing performance, and rewarding employees.

Fundamentals of Digital Health in Hospitals by Deakin University on FutureLearn
Develop your capabilities in digital health implementation and hospital administration.

Medicine and the Arts: Humanising Healthcare by University of Cape Town on FutureLearn
Explore the field of medical humanities – the intersection of the arts, humanities and healthcare – with this free online course.

Integrative Health and Medicine Specialization by University of Minnesota on Coursera
Launch your career in integrative health. Incorporate complementary therapies in clinical practice to improve outcomes and promote wellbeing.

Improving Healthcare Through Clinical Research by University of Leeds on FutureLearn
On this free online course, find out how medical treatments are discovered, tested and evaluated to improve healthcare for all.

Become an EMT Specialization by University of Colorado System on Coursera
EMT Medical and Trauma Emergency Care. Gain the skills needed to provide first responder emergency medical care

Patient Safety Specialization by Johns Hopkins University on Coursera
Become a Leader in Patient Safety. Master the strategies and tools to implement effective patient safety and quality initiatives.

Professional Certificate in Lifestyle Medicine: Improving the Future of Health Care by Doane University on edX
Lifestyle Medicine involves the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic approaches, to prevent, treat, and, oftentimes, reverse the lifestyle-related, chronic disease that's all too prevalent. This type of healthcare approach provides quality improvements for the future of healthcare.

Online Teaching: Creating Courses for Adult Learners by The Open University on FutureLearn
Learn the practical skills you need to create online courses successfully, and develop your ability to teach adults online.

MicroMasters® Program in Instructional Design and Technology by University of Maryland Global Campus, University System of Maryland on edX
Learn how to create enhanced learning opportunities using the latest tools and techniques to connect with today’s digital-first students.

Instructional Design MasterTrack™ Certificate by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Coursera
Become an instructional designer in 4-5 months by mastering the art and science of learning with a top-ranking education school.

MicroMasters® Program in Leading Educational Innovation and Improvement by University of Michigan on edX
This program program will empower learners to collaborate and strengthen educational opportunities and outcomes for millions of students, especially those currently underserved by their public schools.

Blended Learning Essentials by University of Leeds & UCL Institute of Education program on FutureLearn
Essentials for teachers, trainers & managers developing blended learning and prepare learners to succeed in the workplace.

Interpersonal Skills
Work and Wellbeing by Coventry University on FutureLearn
Study how work influences wellbeing through factors such as work structure, stress, workplace bullying and the role of emotions.

Inspired Leadership Specialization by Case Western Reserve University on Coursera
Leading to inspire and engage others. Learn concepts and skills to inspire and engage others for performance, innovation and satisfaction.

Collaboration, Communication and Remote Working by University of Leeds & Institute of Coding on FutureLearn
Build strong workplace collaboration, communication and presentation skills for working in the office or working remotely.

Communication Skills and Teamwork by Fullbridge on edX
Effective writing and presentation skills are essential for career success. Learn how to create and deliver high-impact communications, improve your soft skills, and effectively lead and collaborate on teams.

Conflict Management Specialization by University of California, Irvine on Coursera
Turn Conflict into Collaboration. Learn proven approaches to conflict resolution in three courses.

Achieving Personal and Professional Success Specialization by University of Pennsylvania on Coursera
Learn How to Maximize Your Potential. Define Success, Communicate Effectively, and Use Influence to Accomplish Personal and Career Goals

Framing Your Communication to Inspire and Convince by Delft University of Technology on edX
Discover how to gain support from management and motivate your teams by learning how to communicate effectively and strategically.

Professional Certificate in The Science of Happiness at Work by University of California, Berkeley on edX
You will learn the hallmarks and benefits of a happy workplace, and you’ll come away with concrete, research-based strategies you can implement—individually or in teams—to boost your own emotional well-being, support the well-being of colleagues and employees, and foster a workplace culture of happiness.


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