January 15, 2020: Learn In, Springboard Partner to Bring Cutting-Edge Career Courses to Businesses and Employees
Learn In, the world's first upskilling-as-a-service platform that empowers companies to keep employee skills current among rapid technological change, is partnering with leading online coding school Springboard to enable companies to offer courses for in-demand skills on the Learn In platform.
"Springboard offers courses on the cutting edge software skills companies desperately need--some so new that there are not traditional training programs available," said Yael Kaufmann of Learn In. "Without access to this kind of on-the-job training, businesses will either lose employees seeking professional growth or have to bear the time and cost to recruit, hire, and onboard hard to find employees."
Springboard's online, flexible, mentor-led courses include data science, UX design, and software engineering tracks. The programs are so successful that the company offers job placement guarantees for individual job seekers.
The COVID-19 crisis unleashed a race to digitization exacerbated a tech talent shortage in the United States and beyond. KPMG's 2020 CIO Survey found that 65 percent of CIO's say that hiring challenges negatively impact their industries--that's the highest level of concern since the 2008 recession.
"Learn In makes it easy for employees to gain much-needed skills, and for companies to offer proven, measurable programs," said Parul Gupta of Springboard. "Partnering with Learn In is a win for Springboard, and employees and companies in dire need of the latest competencies."
Learn In works with enterprise businesses to build high-skill, on-the-job training programs into their benefits packages, integrating top online courses, coaching, and tuition assistance. Learn In coaches will connect learners of all abilities and available time to applicable Springboard's courses under the partnership terms. The Learn In platform also measures outcomes and tracks the cost advantages of upskilling internally instead of hiring or training externally.
Springboard is on a mission to transform one million lives through education by 2030. More than 20,000 students across 100+ countries have used Springboard to advance their careers. Springboard believes that each student is unique, and needs a learning experience designed to fit their life's pace, supported by advisors and mentors. Graduates have landed jobs with employers like Microsoft, Facebook, and Boeing. Springboard has also trained corporate teams at Visa, Gusto, and The North Face. Springboard is a 2020 Inc. 5000 company based in San Francisco and is backed by leading venture capital firms including Telstra Ventures, Vulcan Capital, SJF Ventures, Reach Capital, Pearson Ventures, International Finance Corp., Costanoa Ventures, Learn Capital, and Blue Fog Capital.
About Learn In
Learn In offers the world's first upskilling-as-a-service platform that helps companies remove every barrier that stands between them and the future of work. Co-founded by founders of popular learning platform Degreed, the company is backed by leading edtech & future-of-work VCs, including GSV, Album, Firework Ventures, and Village Global. We are on a mission to transform the modern workforce, and our launch was covered in CNBC, USA Today, EdTechReview, EdSurge, Deseret News and Techcrunch, among others.
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