By Leah Belsky, Chief Enterprise Officer
The double disruption of automation and the pandemic is quickly reshaping labor markets globally. These forces have accelerated the Fourth Industrial Revolution in South Korea and world wide, and establishments are aligning their efforts to organize staff for the digital financial system.
The unemployment charges in South Korea reached a file low in August 2021, in keeping with current authorities knowledge. Nevertheless, the share of individuals both working or actively searching for work is 63%. Folks working lower than 36 hours per week elevated roughly 65% from a 12 months earlier, and people staff are principally in decrease paying and fewer fascinating roles. As know-how evolves at an accelerated price, employers more and more worth professionals with new digital abilities and a powerful development mindset.
I’m excited to announce that Coursera is partnering with Okay-MOOC and the Nationwide Institute for Lifelong Training (NILE) to launch a nationwide upskilling program in South Korea. The initiative will assist over 200,000 grownup learners develop the high-demand digital abilities wanted to advance their training and careers within the new financial system and embrace lifelong studying amid fast transformation.
“Our collaboration with Coursera might be an essential start line for increasing the training panorama of Korean learners to the world,” Dae joong Kang, NILE President. “When mapping out the post-pandemic future, on-line studying will grow to be an more and more anticipated and well-liked studying avenue for grownup learners. And, I anticipate Coursera’s glorious programs will equip our learners with new and high-demand digital abilities wanted to thrive within the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”
By way of this partnership, learners throughout Korea could have entry to 70 job-relevant, Korean-language programs from high college and trade leaders worldwide, together with Yale College, College of Pennsylvania, Google and DeepLearning. AI. The initiative, supported by the Ministry of Training, goals to equip college students, graduates, faculty and college educators, in addition to middle- and late- profession professionals with the skilled and digital abilities wanted for jobs of the long run.
With a best-in-class IT infrastructure and the prioritization of training, South Korea has the chance to unlock financial potential for learners throughout the nation by enabling entry to high-quality, on-line studying throughout in-demand fields comparable to knowledge science, know-how, enterprise, and private growth.
Coursera has over 540,000 registered learners in South Korea, a 25% enhance from the earlier 12 months. Our partnership with Okay-MOOC and NILE is a testomony to our ongoing dedication to assist learners throughout the nation put together for the rapidly-changing abilities and employment panorama. Investing in the correct abilities for college students and professionals might assist construct an agile, aggressive workforce of lifelong learners that may usher in long-term development and prosperity.