2,000 employees across Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong and Manila will get access to Coursera for Business -- Coursera's enterprise offering
SINGAPORE, July 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Coursera, the global leader in online education today announced its partnership with Bank of Singapore, the private banking arm of OCBC Bank. This partnership will equip 2,000 Bank of Singapore employees with specialized skills, 500 of which are based in Dubai, Hong Kong and Manila. Bank of Singapore will adopt Coursera's enterprise platform, Coursera for Business -- which enables enterprises to draw on high-quality online learning content to address their workforce upskilling needs.
Through this partnership, Bank of Singapore employees will have access to courses across Investment Management, Personal Development, Data Science, Cybersecurity and Leadership domains from Universities such as Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Macquarie University, University of Washington, University of London, Duke University, etc.
"With the pace at which emerging technologies are impacting the nature of jobs, it is crucial for companies to upskill their workforce. The Banking sector is undergoing a massive digital transformation leading to a huge skills gap in its workforce. We're excited to be partnering progressive companies like Bank of Singapore to help deliver on their learning objectives as they become future ready," said Raghav Gupta, Director, India and APAC, Coursera.
Ms. Stephenie Teo, Head of Learning and Development - Bank of Singapore said, "Employees are increasingly looking to take more ownership of their learning and development. This tie-up with Coursera would allow our employees, including those based in overseas markets, to choose courses which they find most relevant to them personally and professionally. This would make their learning journey more productive and meaningful. We are providing a viable alternative to the traditional format of training, where employees sit down for hours in a classroom to attend a course. Now, our employees can get real-time access to the training material any time they want."
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. Coursera for Business customers benefit from many powerful features, including curated, in-depth content from top universities, reputable and stackable certifications, an easy-to-use mobile platform, and centralized program management and progress tracking tools. In less than two years of launch, Coursera for Business has more than 1000 large global enterprises and government organizations learning on its platform, including brands such as Axis Bank, Tata Communications, Infosys, AXA, L'Oreal, PayPal, Danone, JP Morgan Chase and AIR France-KLM.
Coursera is an online education company that partners with 160 of the world's top universities and industry leaders to offer courses, Specializations, and degrees that empower learners around the world to achieve their career, educational, and personal enrichment goals throughout their lives. Since launching in 2012, the company has grown to 33 million registered learners who can choose among 2,600 courses and over 200 Specializations. Leading universities are now also working with Coursera to offer online degrees in areas like business, computer science, data science, and public health. 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.
For more information, visit www.coursera.org.