By Rick Levin, CEO of Coursera
Coursera was founded with the vision of providing life-transforming learning experiences to anyone, anywhere. We’ve come a long way since our launch in 2012; we now have over 21 million registered learners throughout the world, and we’re bringing them outstanding educational content from 145 of the world’s leading universities.
Today, we are taking yet another important step in our effort to expand the Coursera learner community. I am excited to announce Coursera for Business, our enterprise platform for workforce development at scale. We see Coursera for Business as a natural extension of our vision, and as a powerful way to help leading companies around the world address the rapidly evolving training and development needs of their employees.
Since Coursera’s inception, we have kept learners at the center of our approach as we consider new growth opportunities. We’ve always known that many of our learners are housed within companies, and that many of you are using Coursera to build skills relevant to your jobs. Over the past four years, Coursera Certificates have become the second most-cited credential on LinkedIn; at the same time, our conversations with corporate leaders have highlighted the content, cost, and scale challenges of providing high-quality training and development opportunities to a distributed workforce. These trends and insights have inspired us to develop a solution that enables your employers to build our courses and Specializations – offered by the world’s best universities and education institutions – into the fabric of their development programs that are meant to help you improve and grow at those companies.
The best employees increasingly care about development, and development opportunities are one of the top reasons that millennials choose to work and stay at a company. Coursera for Business will help companies give these lifelong learners access to curated learning programs that draw on over 1,400 university courses, delivered through a robust online learning experience on both desktop and mobile.
We are privileged to be working toward our vision alongside 145 university partners and a truly global community of learners. Today’s launch is one big step toward engaging another major stakeholder – leading employers that are committed to giving their employees access to the world’s best learning and development experiences.
You can learn more about Coursera for Business, and inquire about using Coursera for Business at your organization,
on this page.