Birlasoft Ltd, part of the USD 2.8 billion diversified CK Birla Group, and a global enterprise digital and IT services company, has announced a partnership with Coursera, one of the largest online learning platforms in the world, to further enhance the established technical skills of more than 12,500 employees, broadening their knowledge base.
The goal of Birlasoft has always been to help its employees advance their careers. A key component of Birlasoft’s fundamental values is learning. Birlasoft is a firm believer in fostering an atmosphere where learning never stops, in line with the dynamic nature of the corporate world.
The collaboration with Coursera is a step toward developing an environment where workers are inspired to learn through planned interventions that include technological, behavioural, industry-specific, and leadership skills. Through Coursera, employees will develop vital digital skills with an emphasis on specialised knowledge in line with business needs.
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In order to provide adaptable, cheap, and career-relevant online learning to people and organisations around the world, Coursera collaborates with more than 275 top universities and companies. From practical projects and classes to degree and certificate programmes that prepare students for employment, it offers a variety of learning options.
All Birlasoft workers will have access to Coursera’s 9,000+ courses and Guided Projects. Birlasoft’s employees will have access to programmes from renowned industry educators and top colleges including Yale, Michigan, and INSEAD. Coursera’s emerging technology and domain skills programmes will help Birlasoft employees learn about Blockchain, Cloud, IoT, AI/ML, RPA, Cybersecurity, etc.
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Dharmender (DK) Kapoor, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Birlasoft, said, “Our aim is to nurture our people by engaging their minds, providing them with new challenges, and giving them the right opportunities to grow. We want our employees always to stay ahead of the skill curve and to ensure that we deploy various methodologies to enhance the learning experience and to provide targeted development.”
“Our partnership with Coursera is a step in the same direction. With the vast and updated repository of Coursera, our employees would learn even better to help our clients.” added DK.
“Businesses around the world are experiencing workforce disruption caused by the pandemic and the rapid pace of automation. These changes are increasing the need for employees to develop high-demand skills faster,” said Jeff Maggioncalda, Chief Executive Officer, Coursera. “We are excited to partner with Birlasoft to deliver high-quality content to their workforce and help them obtain the job-relevant skills needed to succeed in the new digital economy.”
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Birlasoft employees can use Coursera’s Skill Taxonomy, SkillSets, and LevelSets to assess their business, technological, and data skills. This helps employees focus on courses that teach job skills while measuring skill proficiency.
Birlasoft reimagines business processes for customers and their ecosystem by fusing the strength of domain, enterprise, and digital technology. By assisting clients in managing their enterprises, its consultative and design-thinking approach increases society’s productivity. With its 12,500+ employees, Birlasoft, a multibillion dollar, globally diversified CK Birla Group company, is dedicated to carrying on the 160-year tradition of creating sustainable communities.
Coursera was launched in 2012 by two Stanford Computer Science professors, Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, with a mission to provide universal access to world-class learning. It is now one of the largest online learning platforms in the world, with 107 million registered learners as of June 30, 2022. Coursera partners with over 275 leading university and industry partners to offer a broad catalog of content and credentials, including Guided Projects, courses, Specializations, certificates, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Institutions around the world use Coursera to upskill and reskill their employees, citizens, and students in many high-demand fields, including data science, technology, and business.