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Over 120 Main EMEA Firms Select Coursera to Drive Digital Transformation, Domesticate Company Resilience

by Anthony Tattersall, Vice-President for EMEA, Coursera

Accelerating technological progress is creating extraordinary potential for urgently-needed financial progress. Latest evaluation means that, by 2030, the cumulative further GDP contribution that might be created by optimising adoption of latest digital applied sciences may quantity to €2.2 trillion throughout the European Union. 

Nevertheless, many Europeans don’t possess the digital expertise required to maximise the potential of those new applied sciences. The Digital Economic system and Society Index (DESI) exhibits that 4 out of 10 adults and each third one who works in Europe lacks fundamental digital expertise, whereas over 70% of companies have mentioned that the shortage of workers with enough digital expertise is an impediment to funding.

To drive the upskilling at scale that’s crucial for enterprise transformation, within the first half of 2022, greater than 120 corporations throughout EMEA launched, renewed or expanded their Coursera for Enterprise relationships to offer staff with the essential expertise wanted to make sure continued competitiveness and nurture resilience in a difficult enterprise surroundings. This contains 61 new clients together with Siemens, Aker Options, Sanofi, and IKEA. 

For Siemens, integrating Coursera into their platform-based studying ecosystem has supplied learners the chance to pursue versatile, personalised skilled improvement pathways, pushed by the intensive vary of content material accessible on the Coursera platform. Entry to programs on Synthetic Intelligence, Cloud Computing, and Information Evaluation from trade leaders together with Google, Meta, and IBM has enabled Coursera to turn into a serious strategic associate in supporting Siemens with their digitalization, automation and innovation efforts.

Daniela Proust, VP and International Head of International Studying and Progress at Siemens, mentioned: “At Siemens, we wish to assist our individuals in staying related on this completely altering surroundings by constructing the capabilities of embracing change and repeatedly evolving useful and technical expertise. In instances the place studying & improvement (L & D) could be a main lever to drive digital transformation, our objective was to ascertain a tradition inspiring steady studying and improvement and to offer excessive normal studying content material with a depth within the subject of tech and enterprise. Coursera is a market chief on this subject greatest identified for excellent programs created by specialists worldwide. Coursera is certainly one of our strategic upskilling companions that complement our studying ecosystem very effectively.”

Coursera stays devoted to facilitating a skills-first strategy to upskilling and reskilling with Sanofi, actively supporting efforts to faucet into the most recent applied sciences, minds, and medical advances to rethink medication and enhance lives. Sanofi staff have already logged over 130,000 studying hours with Coursera, primarily centered on creating the important enterprise & knowledge science expertise required in right this moment’s technology-driven pharmaceutical trade. Prime programs undertaken by Sanofi learners embrace Excel Fundamentals for Information Evaluation (Macquarie College), Work Smarter, Not More durable: Time Administration for Private & Skilled Productiveness (College of California, Irvine, and Foundations: Information, Information In all places (Google). Sanofi has additionally utilised its partnership with Coursera to writer their very own Guided Initiatives, which additionally rank among the many prime programs undertaken by the corporate’s worker learners.

Mary Zedeck, Head of the International Studying Middle of Experience at Sanofi, mentioned: “Studying at Sanofi contains a number of aspects of self-paced, cohort-based, social, and blended methodologies. Coursera has offered the Sanofi group with organised studying throughout a wide range of content material matters within the quest for buying expertise wanted for right this moment and planning for these expertise wanted for tomorrow.”

Coursera for Enterprise now gives over 3,500 corporations throughout the globe with the content material and instruments vital to attach role-based studying with role-based hiring {and professional} improvement, providing world-class content material, hands-on studying, and the power to trace, measure, and benchmark expertise by way of a single, unified platform. 

Latest improvements – together with LevelSets – are enabling staff to shortly decide their proficiency in key expertise and determine key areas for expertise improvement, whereas giving organizations larger visibility and insights into worker competencies and the size of institutional expertise gaps. Coursera Clips, which provides over 200,000 bite-sized movies and classes from the world’s main corporations and universities, are enabling establishments to make in-demand ability improvement content material extra accessible to staff, permitting them to start studying new expertise in below 10 minutes. As well as, SkillSets are serving to staff develop the competencies wanted for particular jobs. These SkillSets are the constructing blocks for Coursera’s portfolio of Academies, which provide a packaged studying expertise based mostly on the depth of ability wanted for particular roles throughout a company.

By persevering with to associate with companies throughout the EMEA area to offer job-relevant coaching at pace and scale, we stay up for supporting a extra equitable, expert, resilient labour market.



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