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You must be a City of Bowie resident, which means that your address falls within the boundaries on this map: www.cityofbowie.org/addresscheck and interested in gaining new job skills. There are no other requirements.
Bowie residents will have access to both training portals for one year, until April of 2023.To ensure as many residents as possible have a chance to access the program, if a participant has not made progress on any courses within three months of enrolling, their license may be revoked for use by another resident.
There are a limited number of licenses available for this program. If all licenses are currently assigned to residents, there may be a waiting period until you can access the program. City staff will notify you if a slot opens up for you.
The City of Bowie has partnered with Employ Prince George’s to identify which industries and jobs are most in-demand in the DMV region. Based on that information, we have recommended a select curation of courses for participants to consider. Participants have access to the entire library of Coursera certifications; you are encouraged to search for the courses and certifications that are most relevant to you.
The Google Certificates are five professional certifications designed by Google staff, in IT Support, Data Analytics, UX Design or Project Management. The Coursera program is a larger library of training courses and professional certifications in a wide variety of fields, including healthcare, program administration, software coding, Microsoft Office, and many others.
Yes, you can access both training tracks.
All the online training courses are provided by Coursera. Please direct inquiries related to technical issues or other questions related to the courses to Coursera staff. Coursera will host a weekly office hours on Zoom Wednesdays at 4 pm for the first six weeks of the program, from April 20 until May 25, and bi-weekly thereafter to address questions and technical issues. They can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, with copies to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact City staff at email@example.com with questions related to the program administration or requirements.
Please direct all technical questions regarding accessing the Coursera library to Coursera staff at firstname.lastname@example.org, with copies to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org or attend the Zoom office hours on Wednesdays at 4 pm to have your question answered in real time.