What a fantastic initiative from AXA!
We are increasingly living in a knowledge and skill based world, where what defines success, is what you know and the skills and knowledge you can bring.
Innovation and new ideas come from education and thinking in a different way. This initiative is a great way to raise everyone's game within their business and provide a wonderful opportunity to those who might otherwise be left behind, simply because they did not have equal opportunities early in their life.
Well done AXA!
Global insurer AXA wants its employees to be innovative industry leaders. So it is now offering them hundreds of top education courses online, through a new relationship with course provider Coursera. The education partnership will be considered a self-directed, “self-empowered” learning model, providing AXA employees everywhere in the world with access to 300 online courses from leading universities. Stéphanie Ricci, AXA group chief learning officer, said the company sees itself as an industry leader in “innovation and forward-thinking”. Setting up additional educational opportunities online will help its employees prepare for industry change. “This is an industry that’s going through profound transformation,” she said. “By 2020, we know that over a third of the core skills that will be required for most jobs will probably be relying on competencies that are not necessarily on our radar today.”