Online Bootcamp for digital skills training, Simplilearn, has onboarded 2 million learners across the platform. The company, which began operations in 2010 achieved the 1 million mark in early 2018 and has now doubled this count in under 3 years.
Every month, nearly 70,000 learners actively train on the platform, akin to a large university campus with an equal number of students studying at campus.
This growth has been accelerated with the onset of the pandemic, which has forced professionals to best utilize their time by upskilling and learning online to succeed in their careers.
Simplilearn’s high-touch learning, bootcamp-style learning model, hands-on projects, and partnerships with leading global universities and corporates stand as strong pillars to make it the upskilling partner of choice for individuals and corporations across the globe.
Simplilearn’s certification courses are developed with industry partners like Microsoft, AWS, 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 – helping them make the right learning and career decisions.
While the majority of the learner base consists of individual B2C learners, the company offers outcome-driven corporate training and upskilling programs for organisations across 12 countries today. Simplilearn offers aspirants both short term and Master’s programs in digital skills and new-age technologies.
Simplilearn Founder and CEO Krishna Kumar said, “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.”
The company saw a 60% jump in enrollments in the early days of lockdown. Over the last 6 months, it also on-boarded over 50,000 corporate learners across 12 countries.
Simplilearn conducts more than 1,500 live classes, with an average of 70,000 learners who together spend more than 500,000 hours each month on the platform. Programs offered by Simplilearn gives learners the opportunity to upskill and get certified in popular domains such as Big Data, Data Science and Business Intelligence, AI & Machine Learning, Digital Marketing, Cyber Security, Software Development, and Project Management.