Capgemini gives all its 270,000 employees access to Coursera

26 June 2020 2 min. read
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Consulting and technology services giant Capgemini has provided all its 270,000 employees across the world access to Coursera, as part of its strategy to empower its employees to deepen and broaden their skills.

The partnership with Coursera sees more than 4,000 courses across business, technology, data science and personal development added to Capgemini’s learning platform, known internally as ‘NEXT’. 

Capgemini launched the digital learning platform recently to enable all its employees to build their skills in a way that meets their needs (fysical, virtual) and their own personal development plans. a higher level, NEXT supports Capgemini’s upskilling agenda, as the firm continuously recalibrates its human capital to cater to new trends and developments in the market. 

Coursera is one of the globe’s most well-known and used platforms for learning & development focused on higher education. The platform’s content – courses, e-learnings, certificates and degree programs – is provided by leading universities and educational providers, and is currently used by over 60 million learners from some 2,400 companies, including more than 100 Fortune 500 organisations.Capgemini gives all its 270,000 employees access to CourseraAccording to Stephan Paolini, Group Chief Talent & Learning Officer at Capgemini, 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 the France-headquartered listed group. 

“This partnership with Coursera 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,” he said. 

Paolini greenlighted the “strategic investment” following a successful pre-launch phase in February, during which more than 25,000 Capgemini employees enrolled in more than 22,000 courses. 

Under the expanded mandate, Capgemini employees based anywhere in the world can now use NEXT to access learning programs on Coursera, via their desktops or mobile. Once a course is completed, they receive an electronic certificate recognising the skills they have learned.

Commenting on the partnership, Anthony Tattersall, a Senior Director of Enterprise, EMEA at Coursera, said that he is delighted to welcome another top name to Coursera’s growing ranks. He added, “We applaud Capgemini’s commitment to helping employees worldwide access learning and skills that will support their work and careers during this time and beyond.”