Unlocking Your Potential: Udemy’s Journey to Transform Lives Through Learning

At Udemy, our mission is to transform lives through learning and we’re inspired by stories like Chef and conservationist Roy Riquelme, who’s helping to preserve the Amazon rainforest.

We aim to democratize access to education on a global scale and skills are at the center of this transformation, with 84% of companies moving to skills-based hiring, according to Udemy research. As we continue to help more than 16,000 Udemy Business customers evolve into skills-based organizations, we are using Udemy’s own workforce as the best-in-class model for how to do this successfully. This is a testament to the dedication and talent of our team, and we’re proud to lead by example.

Building a skills-based organization is a revolutionary shift in how we work. As reported by Korn Ferry, we are facing a global talent shortage of 85 million people by 2030, leading to $8.5 trillion in lost revenues. This shortage, driven by lower birth rates and the retirement of around 75 million baby boomers, is a pressing issue. According to McKinsey, 87% of executives already have or will face major skills gaps within the next five years, and it’s one of their top concerns.

We need a scalable, personalized solution to identify the skills gap in a more precise and agile way that’s built on years of work around job architecture, workforce planning and competency frameworks. That’s why we’re launching AI Skills Mapping and Guidance for organizations this year. It identifies the skills companies lack in reaching their goals. Then, based on employees’ skills profiles, personalized custom learning paths can be developed for employees to upskill and help fill those gaps. From a learning and development standpoint, we have an incredible opportunity to develop, assess, and move employees around the company more effectively. 

As for learners, our upcoming AI Assistant will not just recommend the most in-demand skills but also personalize learning paths and provide course summaries for easier understanding. Let’s say you want to become a people manager. It can recommend the most relevant courses to reach your goal and answer any questions in real time. This personalization is at the heart of our mission to transform lives through learning, ensuring that each learner’s journey is tailored to their unique goals and needs.

At Udemy, we’re witnessing firsthand the transformative impact on our customers’ lives and careers. As David Burke, Senior Director of International Accounting and Finance, puts it, “Udemy’s ability to impact people’s lives and change lives through learning is just unparalleled. I don’t think there’s anything like it in the market. I don’t think there’s a company like it to work for.”

Embark on a journey of limitless learning, growth, and flexibility with Udemy by exploring career opportunities on our careers page here!