Over 500 Corporates Come Onboard To Great Learning Corporate Academy
The platform offers over 300 courses in domains like Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Big Data and Digital Marketing.
With India Inc. treating the current pandemic as an opportunity to upskill their workforce, the Great Learning Corporate Academy by Great Learning, India's ed-tech company in the professional education space, has emerged as their preferred ed-tech platform for upskilling their employees. Over 500 corporates have used the Great Learning Corporate Academy in the last 30 days to train more than 10,000 employees. While most of this demand has come from sectors like Auto, BFSI, E-commerce, Finance and IT, the Great Learning Corporate Academy has also witnessed significant interest from government employees. Some of the top companies that have used the Great Learning Corporate Academy to train their workforce include Maruti, UST Global, HDFC Life, BPCL, ONGC, BHEL, HPCL, EcomExpress, EXL and Tech Mahindra.
Launched in April 2020, Great Learning Corporate Academy is a free online repository that offers structured learning content across 30 career critical skills. The platform offers over 300 courses in domains like Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Big Data and Digital Marketing. In the last 30 days, 25% of active users have already completed at least one course, each of them spending an average of 2 hours per day on the platform.
Mohan Lakhamraju, Founder and CEO, Great Learning said, “Great Learning Corporate Academy’s purpose is to offer organizations the opportunity to help their employees develop career critical skills relevant for the digital age at zero cost. It provides them with high-quality programs developed by the best of our faculty. This initiative is an integral part of our belief that everyone willing to put in the effort needed to learn should have access to the best learning opportunities. We encourage and support organizations who want to take any efforts to ensure their employees’ constant learning. The response from companies has been great so far and we look forward to more employees taking advantage of the Great Learning Corporate Academy to make the most of the present circumstances and be prepared to accelerate their careers in the future.”
In order to encourage professionals and graduating students to upskill and reskill themselves, the company has launched Great Learning Academy, it’s a free platform offering over 100 courses with over 1000 hours of high-quality structured learning content focused on career critical skills. Since the launch mid-March, the platform has witnessed great demand with a 100% increase in learners month on month, with a learner spending an average of 2 hours per day. While the platform offers an array of topics to choose from courses on Python, Machine Learning, Data Science, Cloud Computing, Front End Programming and Digital Marketing have been seeing maximum demand.
In addition to working professionals, it has been interesting for the company to note that 30% of learners on Great Learning Academy are college students from IITs, IIMs, NITs and top Engineering colleges in India. Seeing the demand and traffic on the website, the company launched the Great Learning app to make learning on the go easy for learners. In addition to watching course videos offline, they can practice quizzes and a final evaluation quiz which further helps learners in course completion. There has been a 200% increase in app installs in the last 60 days.
According to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs 2018 report, more than half of India’s workforce will need to be reskilled by 2022 to meet the demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The report further mentions that talent availability is the single most important factor in determining job locations for international businesses.
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