Thincrs and Udemy Partner with the Government of Jalisco, Mexico to Deliver Online Education to Local Students
Jalisco, Mexico and San Francisco, CA — April 14, 2020 — Thincrs, a platform for students and graduates to assess, develop, and validate their digital skills, and Udemy, the largest global marketplace for learning and teaching online, have partnered with the Government of Jalisco to provide thousands of students in Jalisco with access to online courses on the most in-demand skills.
The Government of Jalisco understands the value this access to education will bring to the students and schools in Jalisco. “With the alliance between Udemy, Thincrs and the Government of the State of Jalisco, we will be able to strengthen education and improve the digital skills of high school students, undergraduate students and teachers while they remain at home during this contingency,” said Juan Carlos Flores Miramontes, Minister of education of the state of Jalisco. “Offering a comprehensive library of online courses, the quarterly Udemy-Thincrs licenses for students and annual licenses for teachers represent an excellent opportunity to grow professionally, so we hope it will be of great benefit to our entire educational community.”
This collaboration supports the Government of Jalisco as thousands of students in high school, colleges, and universities must transition to learning online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since early April, students and alumni from several schools have access to curated Udemy courses on the Thincrs platform.
Miguel Angel Velarde Pelayo established Thincrs in Jalisco in 2017 and is proud to be helping the Government of Jalisco in these challenging times. “Our mission is to help people transition into the digital economy by providing them the tools to upskill and reskill, from basic digital competences to specialized skills for professional occupations. We want to support Jalisco in their development towards self-learning and in accessing new learning experiences.”
The Government of Jalisco is setting up a webpage where students can sign up for the program. Once registered, students will be able to access the Thincrs platform which will guide them into specific learning paths predetermined by their schools and based on their grade. In addition, students will be able to take other relevant courses of interest to them.
“With a mission to improve lives through learning, partnering with Thincrs and the Government of Jalisco in this time of unprecedented change was an easy decision,” said Luis Pinto, Director of Global Business Development at Udemy. “We look forward to expanding access to online education for many more students in Jalisco while helping them acquire some of the most essential workforce skills.”
Thincrs is developing the workforce of the future. Established in Jalisco, Thincrs has built a platform for students and graduates to assess, develop and validate their digital skills through the latest online courses and real life challenges. They provide professional verification and internships at global tech companies, while connecting them directly to possible future employers, to help students get a job right after graduation.
With a mission to improve lives through learning, Udemy is the world’s largest online learning destination that helps students, businesses, and governments gain the skills they need to compete in today’s economy. Millions of students are mastering new skills from 57,000 expert instructors teaching over 150,000 online courses in topics from programming and data science to leadership and team building. For companies, Udemy for Business offers an employee training and development platform with subscription access to 4,000+ courses, learning analytics, as well as the ability to host and distribute their own content. Udemy for Government is designed to upskill workers and prepare them for the jobs of tomorrow. Eighty percent of Fortune 100 companies trust Udemy for employee upskilling. Udemy is privately held and headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Denver, Brazil, India, Ireland, and Turkey. Udemy investors include Insight Partners, Prosus (Naspers Ventures), Norwest Venture Partners, and Stripes.