Indian telecom operator Bharti Airtel has selected Coursera, a provider of online education and learning, to offer advanced skills to its employees as part of its strategy to create a digital Airtel.
Airtel employees in India will have access to Coursera’s enterprise platform, Coursera for Business, and equip them with relevant emerging skill sets.
Coursera will assist Airtel employees to develop expertise across domains ranging from emerging technologies, network technologies, cloud computing to leadership and softer skills as well.
Coursera will offer courses on machine learning, data science, digital technology, cyber security, Cloud, IoT along with some soft skill courses like leadership, HR skills among others. Airtel employees will receive certificates from Coursera.
“We have promoted a culture of learning within our organization as we feel that it is imperative to equip employees with specialized skills of the future. We aim to create a rich pool of talent across verticals to contribute to our vision of building a digital Airtel,” said Srikanth Balachandran, global chief human resources officer, Airtel.
“We are very confident that we can help Airtel drive their learning objectives much like the way we have for prominent IT companies, telecommunication brands across the globe, to provide courses and specializations to address the skill gap through our enterprise platform, Coursera for Business,” said Raghav Gupta, India Country Director, Coursera.
Some of the customers of Coursera for Business include brands such as Axis Bank, Tata Communications, Infosys, AXA, L’Oreal, PayPal, Danone, JP Morgan Chase and AIR France-KLM.