Mumbai: Simplilearn, a global provider of digital skills training, today announced its partnership with the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) to provide digital and tech-based skilling programs for the students and alumni of the university. This collaboration with UMass Amherst’s University Without Walls (UWW) gives UMass Amherst’s students and alumni access to the complete catalog of programs offered by Simplilearn, covering a range of topics including artificial intelligence, data science, digital marketing, and many other digital economy skills.
All the programs offered by Simplilearn through this partnership are delivered via a blended learning approach that combines expert instructor-led live virtual classrooms, self-paced on-demand lessons, and integrated hands-on labs. Learners also benefit from industry-certified Capstone projects based on real-world challenges, which give them work samples for their portfolios; Independent research has shown this blended learning approach drives significantly better student outcomes than conventional e-learning. On successfully completing programs, learners receive certificates of completion from Simplilearn and related partner companies like IBM. Simplilearn’s programs are fully online, so UMass Amherst students and alumni can access them from anywhere across the globe.
Commenting on the partnership with UMass Amherst, Mr. Anand Narayanan, Chief Product Officer, Simplilearn said, “With technology changing constantly, there is a greater need for companies and especially professionals to stay ahead of the curve. This process has led to building an environment of constant learning and upskilling. The alumni learning program introduced by the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a one-of-a-kind initiative, showing that learning does not stop at the university level alone. We are happy to collaborate with UMass Amherst in its commitment to building an accessible learning environment for current students and graduates alike. Through our programs, we aim to empower learners with industry-relevant skills, preparing them for jobs of the future.”
“Learning doesn’t end when a person receives their college degree,” said John Wells, UMass Amherst senior vice provost for lifelong learning. “By expanding our online offerings for our students and alumni through our partnership with Simplilearn, we can provide affordable, convenient ways for them to continuously upgrade their job skills, making them even more prepared to take on the fast-paced global economy.”