Paris, France – March 7, 2017 – Coursera, the global leader in online education and learning, today announced growth of its enterprise platform Coursera for Business with a new set of customers in the European market. New customers include Air France KLM, Criteo, Gemalto, Booking.com, Unicredit and Telenor.
Coursera for Business enables companies to utilize high-quality online learning content, created by 150 top universities, to address their rapidly-evolving workforce development needs. The adoption of Coursera for Business across leading European industry verticals underlines the growing trend among organizations toward embracing next-generation workforce development solutions.
“The skills gap in France and throughout Europe requires urgent attention. Millions of people lack the skills they need to succeed in current and emerging jobs, and the gap is widening,” said Rick Levin, CEO of Coursera. “Companies in this region are eager to work with us and our university partners to equip their employees with high demand skills needed to excel in today’s economy.”
A scalable learning solution for the modern business
Coursera has helped millions of learners worldwide succeed and grow in their careers. Coursera for Business builds on Coursera’s unmatched technology platform and content foundation to deliver an enterprise learning solution that helps companies meet modern business challenges, including the rapid pace of technological changes across industries, the need to cater to a distributed workforce, and to align technical and business skills to long-term strategic goals. European companies benefit from powerful features of the platform including curated, in-depth content from top universities and institutions, reputable and stackable certifications, a robust and easy-to-use mobile platform, and centralized program management and progress tracking tools.
Coursera is helping new European customers re-imagine their investment in Learning and Development in ways that future-proof their organizations, leading to higher productivity and a strategic talent development approach.
“We are delighted to partner with Coursera in our digital transformation efforts and provide our managers with top quality content to prepare them for the jobs of today and tomorrow,” said Anne Grejbine, VP of Training & Campus at Air France.
“Gemalto is implementing a learning strategy that can keep pace with the transformation of our business and technology imperatives,” said Christie Deydier, Head of Learning at Gemalto. “We are excited to partner with Coursera to provide our employees with a diverse selection of quality business and technical content, delivered through a platform that is well suited for self-directed learning.”
The need for continuous workplace learning and development has never been more apparent or widespread. In today’s ever-shifting technology landscape, industry specific skills can go from relevant to obsolete in a short timespan. Companies are heavily investing in upskilling their workforces to stay competitive, and Western Europe alone now spends $8b on e-learning*.
Coursera is an online education company that offers courses and learning experiences from the world’s top universities and education institutions including Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, University of Virginia, HEC Paris, ESSEC, Sciences Po etc. Coursera has more than 24 million registered learners worldwide who can access over 2,000 courses and Specializations in dozens of topics including business, data, technology, social sciences, health and art. Coursera empowers learners around the world to achieve their career, educational and personal enrichment goals throughout their lives. Coursera is backed by leading venture capital firms such as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, New Enterprise Associates, GSV Capital, International Finance Corporation, Laureate Education Inc. and Learn Capital.