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Airtel to enhance skills of its employees with Coursera

By Digital Edge Bureau, 29.11.2017, 10:11
 
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Bharti Airtel partners with Coursera, the leading online education and learning solution provider in India

Aimed at equipping its employees with advanced skills as part of its vision to build a future ready organization, Bharti Airtel has partnered with Coursera, the leading online education and learning solution provider in India.
This strategic partnership will give Airtel employees in India access to Coursera’s enterprise platform, Coursera for Business, and equip them with relevant emerging skill sets. A wide range of world-class courses on the Coursera for Business platform have been specially curated for Airtelin order to develop expertise across domains ranging from emerging technologies, network technologies, cloud computing to leadership and softer skills as well.
“With technology changing dramatically, it is changing the way organizations operate and the role of an individual is evolving as well. We have always promoted a strong culture of learning within our organization as we feel that it is imperative to equip employees with specialized skills of the future. We are delighted to partner with Coursera who will help us provide world-class online certification programs to our workforce. With their help we aim to create a rich pool of talent across verticals to contribute to our vision of building a digital Airtel”, said Srikanth Balachandran, Global Chief Human Resources Officer, Airtel.
Raghav Gupta, India Country Director, Coursera, said, “Keeping in mind the emerging technologies, it is of foremost importance for companies to keep the workforce ready for the future.  For an organization like Airtel, being one the leading telecom players of the country working in various domains, it is critical to keep up with the pace of change. We are very confident that we can help Airtel drive their learning objectives much like the way we have for prominent IT companies, telecommunication brands across the globe, to provide courses and specializations to address the skill gap through our enterprise platform, Coursera for Business.”
India, which is currently the 2nd largest mobile market globally and has the 3rd highest number of internet users in the world, is going through an enormous digital transformation triggered by emerging technologies. Airtel’s partnership with Coursera is an effort to equip its employees to be future ready. To help them achieve this, Coursera will offer a plethora of courses on Machine Learning, Data Science, Digital Technology, Cyber Security, Cloud, IoTalong with some soft skill courses like Leadership, HR Skills among others, from its repertoire of more than 2000 courses. Upon completion, the learners will receive certificates from Coursera, which will add to their professional credits and qualifications.

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