Capgemini partners with Coursera to upskill and support employees

Capgemini partners with Coursera to upskill and support employees

IT services firm, Capgemini has partnered with edtech major, Coursera to expand its libraries of high-quality learning to all of its employees across the world.


Augmenting the Group's current Learning & Development offerings, via its in-house University, the goal of the collaboration is to help team members to further develop their technological skills in areas such as professional services, technology consulting, cloud adoption, sales productivity and many more.


Access to learning content is more relevant than ever as markets and clients adapt to new challenges emerging from the COVID-19 crisis and its long-term implications on the world of work.


More than 4,000 courses across business, technology, data science, and personal development, taught by the world's top university and industry educators, have been added to Capgemini's new internal digital learning hub, 'NEXT', designed to support the upskilling needs of its employees around the world. The learning hub gathers online courses that are updated continuously, all in one place, allowing everyone to build their own personal development path.


Keeping employees upskilled and supported, as well as enabling lifelong learning and personal growth is key for employee engagement and as such a top priority for Capgemini. This strategic investment is intended to help team members advance their skills and ensure they are equipped to adapt to new business imperatives.


The global partnership follows a successful pre-launch phase in February, during which more than 25,000 Capgemini employees enrolled in courses on Coursera for Business, the company's enterprise platform. To date, those employees have completed more than 22,000 courses.


"At Capgemini, driving employee engagement and development through investments in skills is a top business priority," said Stephan Paolini, Group Chief Talent & Learning Officer at Capgemini.


"We're delighted to partner with Coursera as we launch NEXT, our new all-employee digital learning hub. This will further support the upskilling needs of all our team members as they design and deliver solutions to help our clients navigate through ever-changing business and people environments."


"A sudden transition to remote working comes with its own challenges. Companies are using learning to alleviate this transition while focusing on the areas of development that are most valuable to the business," said Anthony Tattersall, Senior Director of Enterprise, EMEA at Coursera. "Capgemini is leading the industry in using learning as a source of change, agility, and adaptability while preparing employees for the future."


Capgemini employees in almost 50 countries can access learning programs on Coursera, both via their desktops and through an easy-to-use mobile platform. Once a course is completed, employees receive an electronic certificate recognizing the skills they have learned. The learning is delivered through a stackable content experience to help employees grow their proficiency over time in any domain of their choice.


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