Careers24 launches online courses portal

2016-10-26 10:57
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Johannesburg - Careers24 users will now be able to access 40 000 online courses to expand their skills through a partnership with online academy, Udemy. 

Udemy recently announced a strategic investment from Naspers to continue its international growth.

The Careers24 team has identified a selection of courses best suited to South African job seekers and will make them available on their website under the “Courses” tab.

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“When looking at the benefits of online learning, such as affordability, accessibility and ongoing productivity for both on-the-job training as well as for job seekers, it is easy to understand why the sector is growing, despite infrastructural challenges like internet access,” said Careers24 general manager Marc Privett.

The Careers24 partnership with Udemy allows the online job portal to align Udemy’s courses with its job offerings. 

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Candidates who lack skills for a particular job advertisement can now complete courses to increase their chances of a successful application.

Udemy courses can be taken on a computer, tablet or smartphone and content can be viewed offline, which provides education anywhere and anytime.  

“This is going to help us focus on providing tools and services that help candidates make informed decisions about their next job application,” Privett said. 

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International market research firm Ambient Insight Research reported an expected global revenue reach of $50.4bn by 2020 in the e-learning sector. 

According to research, the African market is showing up as one of the most dynamic due to its expected growth rate of 16.3% - the highest of all the markets reported on. 

“Learning new skills and continuously building practical knowledge allows our students to gain confidence in today’s constantly changing work environment,” said Richard Qiu, VP of Business Development at Udemy.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Careers24 and bring relevant courses to their users who are seeking career and life advancement,” he said.

*Both Fin24 and Careers24 are part of Media24.

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