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Press Release: W3C Marks Second Anniversary of W3Cx with New Training Offerings for Web Developers

From: Karen Myers <karen@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:36:12 -0400
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Dear Media, Analysts and Friends of W3C,

Today W3C announced the expansion of educational program offerings for front-end developers on W3Cx, including an introductory level course in JavaScript, created in partnership with University Côte d’Azur. Additionally, W3C is launching a “Front-End Web Developer” Professional Certificate on edX.org, which consists of a suite of five W3Cx courses on the three foundational languages that power the Web: HTML5, CSS and JavaScript.  After just two years, W3Cx has exceeded its enrollment goals with nearly 400,000 students from every country participating in its HTML5 and CSS MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).

Please see the press release or text version below:
https://www.w3.org/2017/04/pressrelease-w3cx-second-anniversary.html.en

For more information or to schedule interviews, please contact w3t-pr@w3.org. 

Karen Myers
W3C Media and Analyst Relations


[1]W3C For immediate release

      [1] http://www.w3.org/

W3C Marks Second Anniversary of W3Cx with New Training Offerings for Web
                               Developers
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   [2]Translations | [3]W3C Press Release Archive
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      [2] https://www.w3.org/Press/Releases-2017#w3cx-second-anniversary
      [3] https://www.w3.org/Press/

   [4]https://www.w3.org/ — 25 April  2017 —  Just two years after
   [5]launching its first HTML5 course on W3Cx, the [6]World Wide
   Web Consortium (W3C) announced today that it has exceeded its
   enrollment goals with nearly 400,000 students from every
   country participating in its HTML5 and CSS MOOCs (Massive Open
   Online Courses). [7]W3Cx is the result of a successful
   partnership with [8]edX, the world's leading nonprofit online
   learning platform, founded by Harvard University and MIT.

      [4] https://www.w3.org/
      [5] https://www.w3.org/2015/03/w3cx-launch.html.en
      [6] https://www.w3.org/
      [7] https://www.edx.org/school/w3cx
      [8] https://www.edx.org/

   “The success of the W3Cx training programs underscores W3C’s
   commitment to creating high quality courses that specifically
   help Web developers to acquire or increase their skills,” said
   Dr. Jeff Jaffe, W3C CEO. “The impact that these W3Cx
   educational courses have had upon so many people’s lives around
   the globe, and the doors they open for new and better jobs, is
   extremely satisfying to see.”

W3Cx Offers New JavaScript Introduction Course

   [9]logo of University Côte d'Azur

      [9] http://univ-cotedazur.fr/english

   To mark its second anniversary milestone, W3Cx is expanding its
   program offerings with its first [10]introductory level course
   in JavaScript, for which [11]registration is now open. This
   five-week long course, created in collaboration with
   [12]University Côte d’Azur, will start on 30 May 2017, and will
   be run by acclaimed Professor Michel Buffa who was
   [13]nominated as one of the edX Prize best teachers in 2016.

     [10] https://www.edx.org/course/javascript-introduction-w3cx-js-0x
     [11] https://www.edx.org/course/javascript-introduction-w3cx-js-0x
     [12] http://univ-cotedazur.fr/english
     [13] http://blog.edx.org/congratulations-first-ever-edx-prize-finalists

W3Cx Launches a "Front-End Web Developer" Professional Certificate

   [14]visual for the Front-End Web Developer professional
   certificate program

     [14] https://www.edx.org/professional-certificate/front-end-web-developer-9

   With the increasing demand for Web development training and
   careers, W3C is also launching a [15]“Front-End Web Developer”
   Professional Certificate on edX.org which consists of a suite
   of five W3Cx courses on the three foundational languages that
   power the Web: HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. [16]Professional
   Certificate programs on edX are a series of in-demand courses
   designed to build or advance critical skills for a specific
   career.

     [15] https://www.edx.org/professional-certificate/front-end-web-developer-9
     [16] https://www.edx.org/professional-certificate

   "Designed by industry leaders and authoritative organizations
   such as W3C, Professional Certificates help learners to develop
   the critical skills and actionable knowledge needed for today’s
   top jobs, and to develop the proficiency and expertise that
   employers are looking for,” said Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX and
   MIT professor. “The W3Cx Professional Certificate program
   provides a flexible and affordable way for learners all over
   the world to launch or advance a career in the in-demand field
   of web development. At edX, we believe that the W3Cx
   certificates will allow anyone to advance their Front-End Web
   development skill-sets and careers."

   The W3Cx JavaScript Introduction course is one of the five
   courses needed for the [17]“Front-End Web Developer”
   Professional Certificate program, and is [18]open for
   enrollment today. Registration is also open for the other
   required courses: [19]HTML5&CSS Fundamentals, [20]CSS Basics,
   [21]HTML5 Coding Essentials and Best Practices and [22]HTML5
   Apps and Games: Advanced Techniques.

     [17] https://www.edx.org/professional-certificate/front-end-web-developer-9
     [18] https://www.edx.org/course/javascript-introduction-w3cx-js-0x
     [19] https://www.edx.org/course/html5-css-fundamentals-w3cx-html5-0x
     [20] https://www.edx.org/course/css-basics-w3cx-css-0x
     [21] https://www.edx.org/course/html5-coding-essentials-w3cx-html5-1x-2
     [22] https://www.edx.org/course/html5-apps-games-advanced-techniques-w3cx-html5-2x

   The new W3C training offerings are detailed in the [23]W3Cx Web
   site where [24]learners' stories are notably featured.
   "W3Cx students tell us that whether they are just starting
   their professional life, or embarking on a new chapter, their
   career prospects are excellent as a result of taking W3C's
   courses,” said Marie-Claire Forgue, Head of Training at W3C.
   “W3Cx courses in HTML5 have consistently received the highest
   possible five-star ratings from students. W3C’s quality
   standards for content and teaching are factors that students
   consistently cite in their positive reviews."

     [23] https://w3cx.org/
     [24] https://w3cx.org/#stories

About the World Wide Web Consortium

   The mission of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is to lead
   the Web to its full potential by creating technical standards
   and guidelines to ensure that the Web remains open, accessible,
   and interoperable for everyone around the globe. W3C standards
   HTML5 and CSS are the foundational technologies upon which all
   Web sites are built. For its work to make online videos more
   accessible with captions and subtitles, W3C received a 2016
   Emmy Award.

   W3C's vision for "One Web" brings together thousands of
   dedicated technologists representing more than 400 member
   organizations and dozens of industry sectors. Organizationally,
   W3C is jointly run by the [25]MIT Computer Science and
   Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL) in the United
   States, the [26]European Research Consortium for Informatics
   and Mathematics (ERCIM) headquartered in France, [27]Keio
   University in Japan and [28]Beihang University in China. For
   more information see [29]https://www.w3.org/

     [25] http://www.csail.mit.edu/
     [26] https://www.ercim.eu/
     [27] http://www.keio.ac.jp/
     [28] http://ev.buaa.edu.cn/
     [29] https://www.w3.org/

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Media Contact

   Karen Myers, W3C <[30]w3t-pr@w3.org>
   Mobile: 1.978.502.6218
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     [31] https://www.w3.org/Press/Releases-2017#w3cx-second-anniversary
     [32] https://www.w3.org/Press/



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