Udemy for Business and Illumeo Partner to Offer Online Courses on The Most Sought-After Corporate Skills

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – August 16, 2017 – Udemy, a global marketplace for learning and teaching online, has partnered with Illumeo, to enhance our course collection in popular categories including human resources, marketing, finance, accounting and more. By combining the best of Udemy’s marketplace with offerings from Illumeo, a leader in professional development and learning for corporate professionals, Udemy for Business can meet the evolving needs of corporate learning and development departments and serve their employees with a richer selection of learning content.

“Even as hard, technical skills are changing rapidly in the workplace, more companies are recognizing the importance of developing the widely applicable soft skills their employees also need in this demanding environment,” said Darren Shimkus, vice president and general manager for Udemy for Business. “We’ve seen triple-digit growth in enrollments for soft skills and human resources courses, so it makes sense for us to build out our collection in those areas. Partnering with Illumeo enables us to deliver a broader selection of relevant course materials so both employees and employers can meet their goals.”

Udemy for Business helps businesses continuously upskill their workforce and foster a culture of learning, which is critical at a time when job descriptions and required skills are constantly shifting. Our curated learning platform combines the best instruction on hard skills like programming and data science with course content for developing soft skills like managing people, solving problems, and having difficult conversations.

This content partnership leverages the best of Illumeo’s online courses on topics such as human resources, marketing, sales, accounting, and finance, including courses on “Leading Global Virtual Teams,” “High ROI Corporate Training Design,” and “Building Effective Employee Rewards and Recognition Programs,” among others. “We have worked with industry experts to develop these courses and ensure their high quality. We’re thrilled to extend this expertise to Udemy for Business students,” said John Kogan, CEO of Illumeo.


About Udemy

Udemy was founded in 2010 with the aim of improving lives through learning. Udemy is a global marketplace for learning and teaching online where more than 17 million students learn from an extensive library of 55,000 courses taught by expert instructors in over 60 different languages. Whether learning for professional development or personal enrichment, students can master new skills through self-paced, on-demand courses, while instructors have a way to share their knowledge with the world. For companies, Udemy for Business offers subscription access to a collection of business-relevant courses as well as a simple platform to host and distribute their own content in one central place. Udemy is privately owned and headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Ireland and Turkey.

About Illumeo

Based in Silicon Valley, CA, Illumeo serves thousands of corporations and corporate professionals across Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, Sales and Marketing. The platform offers assessments, industry-benchmarked competency analyses, hundreds of expert-developed courses, collaborative tools, and the ability for companies to self-publish internal courses that promote institutional knowledge retention and dissemination. Illumeo is the place for expertise management and we are dedicated to the proposition that everyone can be an expert at their job.