OTTAWA, December 2015
On December 21, 2015, Udemy is the world’s largest online learning marketplace with over 35,000 courses, 19,000 instructors and 9 million global learners across 80 languages. Udemy and SKILLSdox are collaborating through SKILLSdox’s online Indian education gateway and marketplace ‘School of Skill,’ to represent and promote Udemy to millions of Indians.
Earlier this year, SKILLSdox completed a $30 million investment from the largest media conglomerate in India, BCCL (Times Group), to support the marketing of online education to upwards of 80% of India’s population through TV, radio, digital, newsprint and billboards. Under this investment, SKILLSdox will reach hundreds of millions of people each week for years to come with marketing campaigns focused on educating, promoting and providing access to online education from top institutions like Udemy.
With the significant growth occurring in India, the country is faced with many infrastructure, social and economic challenges exacerbated by skills deficiencies. Due to there being not enough qualified teachers in the country, the Minister of Finance has tackled this national challenge by establishing the National Skills Development Council (NSDC) with a focus on addressing the education gaps and skills shortages within each sector. Prime Minister Modi’s mandate not only includes the vision of skilling up 500 million people by 2022, but also the digitalization of the country. “The combination of a large amount of people to train, the shortage of skilled teachers and a focus on digitalization of the country makes a prime opportunity for online education. Through School of Skill, a partnership with Udemy and our investment from BCCL, we have the right mix to help connect the country to quality education,” says Brad Loiselle, President/CEO SKILLSdox.
More about SKILLSdox
SKILLSdox Inc., head office located in Ottawa Canada and its’ subsidiary SKILLSdox India Private Ltd. with an office in Mumbai India, is an online education Gateway / Marketplace that promotes and provides access to global educators to the Indian marketplace. Through an equity partnership with BCCL (Times Group), SKILLSdox has the largest media support for any online educator that it leverages to support its content partners. Visit SKILLSdox at: www.skillsdox.com
More about Udemy
Udemy is a global marketplace for teaching and learning online. Our course content and instructor community are constantly growing, with more than 35,000 courses taught by 19,000 instructors. We offer students the ability to learn as they go and succeed on their own terms, while instructors have a way to share their knowledge with the world. For companies, Udemy offers a subscription to our best business courses as well as an easy-to-use platform to create proprietary courses. Founded in 2010, Udemy is privately owned and funded by Stripes Group, Norwest Venture Partners, Insight Venture Partners, Lightbank, MHS Capital, Learn Capital, and 500 Startups, among others. Udemy is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in Dublin, Ireland, and Ankara, Turkey.