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Blue Prism partners with Coursera to close digital skills gap

By Catherine Knowles, 26 Jul 2021

Blue Prism has entered into a partnership with Coursera in order to help address the digital skills gap and train future leaders.

As of right now, Coursera’s more than 82 million learners have access to the Blue Prism Foundation Course. In addition, in the coming months Blue Prism states the company will launch more courses that provide an opportunity to upskill and eventually receive an industry-recognised certification exam, the company states.

In the past year, institutional adoption of Blue Prism's global Academia program has grown by more than 300%, with a high-volume of students gaining employment opportunities as a result of acquiring in-demand RPA skills through Blue Prism's certification program.

According to Blue Prism, together human and digital workers will continue to power innovation and business agility in today's highly-competitive digital world. As the number of digital workers continues to grow, enterprises will need to gain additional skillsets.

Workplaces of the future will require a seamless blend of human workers, digital workers and business systems, interoperating in agile and innovative ways, the company states.

Organisations will need people to manage this ecosystem by designing, delivering and managing digital workers.

Educational resources, such as The Blue Prism Foundation course, offer learners essential starting blocks for training and upskilling, providing skills needed to operate within the workplaces of the future.

Blue Prism Training is designed to help individuals, businesses, academia and governments develop the knowledge and skills critical to success in any RPA or intelligent automation role while accelerating job-readiness for aspiring automation professionals.

Success hinges on recruiting from this growing talent pool that the Blue Prism and Coursera partnership will help to sustain, the companies state.

Coursera chief content officer Betty Vandenbosch says, “We are pleased to partner with Blue Prism, a leader in the intelligent automation industry, to provide learners with cutting-edge coursework.

"Digital transformation presents far-reaching opportunities for individuals and organisations to be more efficient, impactful, and human-centric."

Vandenbosch says, "The new learning content from Blue Prism prepares people across various roles, industries, and regions for this exciting new frontier.”

Blue Prism global head of education services, Ana Howes, says, "We are excited to partner with Coursera to deliver the training people need to run and govern businesses digital workforces."

Howes says, "The platform will help us enhance our own training and certification program and meet our goal of increasing the RPA talent pool to address the growing RPA learning community."

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