Simplilearn, the world's number one Online Bootcamp for digital economy skills training, introduces SkillUp, a free learning platform to help individuals get started and chart their path to success in today's competitive work environment. Through SkillUp, learners worldwide will have free access to over 1,000 hours of learning and tech skilling programs covering over 300 in-demand skills.

As the Fourth Industrial Revolution continues to transform the world with digital technology, digital economy skills become an integral part of every career.  These statistics give a clear picture of the digital future:

  • As of mid-2020, there were 4,833 million internet users around the world
  • By the end of this year, 50 billion smart devices will be in use - generating, analyzing, and sharing data.
  • There are over 1.35 million tech startups in the world today, working on new innovations and technology enhancements every day
  • The global AI market size is expected to touch 35 billion dollars by the end of 2021
  • Today, there are over 700 programming languages in use around the world

The SkillUp initiative aims to help working professionals and students to identify the upskilling options to begin their journey in today's leading technologies and work towards achieving specific career goals. This career development is critically important in a post-pandemic world where tech skills will define the career graph. The programs are available on Simplilearn's SkillUp website and mobile app (on Google Play Store for Android and Apple App Store for iOS).

Simplilearn has designed SkillUp's programs for anyone who wants to learn the latest digital skills. The programs are offered across data science, cyber security, project management & leadership, cloud computing, digital marketing, and much more. These free programs are designed for all learners and will help students and beginners as well as experienced developers, engineers, managers, and executives. The curriculum has been developed by renowned industry experts & course advisors like Ronald van Loon, Marc Weaver, Dean Pompilio, and Matt Bailey.

The programs offered by Simplilearn follow a self-learning model where learners have access to on-demand video-based content. The curriculum focuses on building strong foundational tech skills for career growth. Learners will have access to comprehensive programs created by top industry experts, which will enhance their skill set and advance their careers. 

Also, learners have access to free guides on career paths, salaries, interview tips, and more to help them make more informed career decisions. The virtual nature of these programs provides SkillUp participants with the advantage of learning anywhere and anytime and the benefit of exploring and learning in-demand skills without disrupting their current schedules.

Krishna Kumar, Simplilearn's Founder and CEO, said of SkillUp, "With SkillUp, we intend to break the entry barrier for anyone today to enter any area of technology or grow in their selected ones. Fresh graduates can now explore advanced topics beyond their academic education and learn them from industry experts. Early career professionals can now explore niche areas in their chosen field or think of an early course correction to their career. More experienced professionals needn’t wait for a miracle to change their career path but take charge and gain the knowledge they need to make things happen."