EdCast, the award-winning learning experience platform (LXP) that delivers upskilling and training to employees at Global 2000 companies and NGOs worldwide, today announced a partnership with General Assembly, which has provided training to nearly 80,000 learners in high-demand fields like data science, digital marketing, and user-experience design. Through the unique initiative, General Assembly will offer its programs, courses, and certifications through the EdCast Marketplace, enabling thousands of employers and millions of end-users to access training for the digital skills that are a prerequisite for success in today’s increasingly complex economy.
“The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the urgency of upskilling in remote work environments, in order to navigate an increasingly digital world of work,” said Jake Schwartz, CEO of General Assembly. “Now more than ever, it’s critical for employers to access the sort of training that can both boost productivity and create new pathways to economic mobility.”
As the global pandemic reshapes the global landscape of workplace learning, a growing number of employers are turning to virtual programs to stay competitive. An integrated General Assembly and EdCast offering will make both deep-skilling and short-form courses discoverable to employees as well as drive collaboration on key worldwide, industrywide and association-oriented initiatives, including NASSCOM’s FutureSkills program in India.
“We look forward to offering General Assembly’s world-class content to our clients through our Knowledge Cloud,” said EdCast CEO and Founder Karl Mehta. “As EdCast and General Assembly deepen our collaboration, EdCast’s suite of services will offer our joint customers a one-stop-shop for their upskilling and reskilling needs.”