We at Simplilearn are proud that we’ve reached the milestone of two million learners onboarded across the platform. We began operations in 2010 and achieved the one million learner mark in early 2018; now, less than three years later, we’ve doubled our learner base. Every month, nearly 70,000 learners actively train on the platform, about the same as the combined total enrollment of Stanford University, Harvard University, and the University of California at Berkeley.
With the onset of the pandemic, professionals have found the best way to build their skills for career growth has been through online learning, and many have chosen Simplilearn to help them succeed. Each month, Simplilearn conducts more than 1,000 live classes online. On average, our 70,000 learners together spend more than 500,000 hours each month on the platform. While the majority of our learner base consists of individual learners, we also offer outcome-driven corporate training and upskilling programs for organizations across 12 countries.
Simplilearn offers professionals and aspiring professionals both short term and Master’s programs in digital skills like Big Data, Data Science and Business Intelligence, AI & Machine Learning, Digital Marketing, Cyber Security, Software Development, and Project Management. Simplilearn’s high-touch learning, bootcamp-style learning model, hands-on projects, and partnerships with leading global universities and enterprises stand as strong pillars to make it the upskilling partner of choice for individuals and corporations across the globe.
Simplilearn bootcamp approach to training not only focuses on offering a real classroom experience to its learners but also provides the opportunity to get job-ready training through hands-on labs in the skills and tools that are in top demand today. All this is made possible through Simplilearn’s AI powered learning platform, "EngageX," that successfully delivers high engagement rates and a unique learning experience to the learners.
Krishna Kumar, Simplilearn’s Founder & CEO, said, “2020 brought to the forefront a new wave of digital transformation, making digital economy skills vital for the foundation of a successful career and long-run competitiveness. With upskilling and reskilling key to future growth opportunities, online learning has gained popularity among both students and professionals. Adding to this was the work-from-home scenario, and uncertainties in the job sector post the pandemic which encouraged many professionals to invest in self-development. In fact, we saw a 60% jump in enrollments in the early days of lockdown. Over the last 6 months, we also on-boarded over 50,000 corporate learners across 12 countries. We also saw several Indian startups and leading universities partner with us for tech-specific skilling programs.”
Simplilearn’s certification courses are developed with industry partners like Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, IBM, and Facebook. The company currently offers 15 Post Graduate Programs in collaboration with leading institutions of higher education like Purdue University, Caltech Center for Technology and Management Education, and UMass Amherst in skills including data science, artificial intelligence, DevOps, full stack development, project management, and digital marketing.
In 2020, Simplilearn introduced a free skills development program called SkillUp. This program offers over 1,000 hours of self-paced video learning in 300 digital skills, and allows learners to explore in-demand topics in top professional and technology fields for free. This helps learners make the right learning and career decisions before committing to Simplilearn’s official certification programs.