Udemy for Business Unveils Team Plan, a New Learning Product Designed Specifically for SMBs
Team Plan enables organizations of any size to invest in their employees’ skills development by providing quick, easy access to top-rated courses without the hassle of contracts
San Francisco — December 7, 2017 — Udemy, the global marketplace for learning and teaching online, today introduced Team Plan, a new corporate learning product from Udemy for Business designed specifically to help teams of 5-20 employees master new skills. With Team Plan, managers are able to easily purchase subscriptions to a curated selection of more than 2,000 top courses from the Udemy marketplace for their team and immediately gain access to learning content without a time-consuming contracting process.
Udemy is unveiling Team Plan at a time when more workers are feeling pressure to keep up with changing job requirements. A recent Udemy survey revealed that nearly 80% of Americans agree there is a skills gap, and more than a third (35%) say it affects them personally. More than a quarter of U.S. employees also believe that employers should take responsibility for reskilling the workforce. Team Plan is an easy-to-use and affordable subscription-based solution that lets internal departments and small businesses offer employees on-demand access to quality learning content that they can use to gain new skills and apply what they learn immediately.
High-caliber training material is often more accessible to larger organizations with big L&D budgets. Udemy saw this gap in the market and wanted to ensure smaller organizations and teams could also build a culture of learning. Now, with the addition of Team Plan, companies and teams of all sizes can upskill employees and remain competitive.
“Our research draws a clear line between career development, employee engagement, and employee retention,” said Darren Shimkus, VP & General Manager of Udemy for Business. “Team Plan is scaled to fit the unique needs of businesses that don’t have the capacity to deploy massive learning and development initiatives but still see the value of L&D. We’re excited to support the learning needs of every team, manager, and employee—no matter how big or small.”
High-quality learning and development programs are especially important to millennials, who now make up more than half the workforce. Research shows millennials value skills development over an increase in pay, but the training material they use needs to align with their preference for video-based content that they can consume anytime, anywhere. Team Plan leverages Udemy’s fresh, engaging content that people around the world rely on for learning the most up-to-date skills, topics, and trends.
Learn more about Team Plan by visiting Udemy for Business here.
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.