edX has partnered with Microsoft and General Electric to provide Massachusetts residents with subsidized online courses and guaranteed job interviews, The Harvard Crimson writes.
For six months, starting on May 1, Microsoft will cover tuition on the edX´s introductory Computer Science Professional Certificate course. In addition, the company will offer 500 coupons in any Microsoft-developed course.
“By providing students and Massachusetts citizens with the necessary skills to bridge gaps in the tech industry, it helps them open new opportunities and be successful in their careers,” Chris Roy, a senior director at Microsoft, said.
GE will offer an interview for either an internship or full-time position to any Massachusetts resident who completes and passes edX’s MicroMasters programs in Supply Chain Management, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, or Artificial Intelligence.