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May 2022

Ayala units democratize upskilling through e-learning


Ayala Corporation President and CEO Fernando Zobel de Ayala and Ayala Group HR chiefs met with Coursera team led by Managing Director (APAC) Raghav Gupta to discuss how the two groups can promote upskilling by providing accessible and on-demand courses via e-learning platforms like Coursera.
 
Through its partnership with Coursera, Ayala Corporation seeks to improve employees’ digital and human skills through curated, function-focused, and industry-specific learning programs available on the e-learning platform.

MANILA — To maintain the competitiveness and future-readiness of their workforce, Ayala units make upskilling more accessible by strengthening their engagement with one of the world’s largest online learning platforms, Coursera.

In a discussion with Coursera executives, Ayala Corporation’s Strategic Human Resources Advisor and Ayala group’s HR Council Head Francisco Romero Milan expressed the group’s commitment to future-proofing its workforce by investing in lifelong learning. 

“Human resources units across the Ayala group have committed to promoting continuous learning and development among employees by partnering with various online and offline course providers,” Milan said.

“We are grateful to platforms like Coursera for helping us upskill our employees,” he added. “Coursera provides us access to an array of training and development programs developed by top universities and companies. All these can be accessed online, on demand, and on the go.”       

“Coursera for Business aims to help companies drive transformative skill development to power business growth and resilience, and manage the shift to remote work,” said Raghav Gupta, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Coursera. “We’re honored to support Ayala Corporation in their endeavor to accelerate their digital transformation journey. Their group-wide learning programs aim to build a workforce of continuous learners who chart their own learning paths, and are equipped to achieve personal growth and deliver professional impact.”

Through its partnership with Coursera, Ayala Corporation seeks to improve employees’ digital and human skills through curated, function-focused, and industry-specific learning programs available on the e-learning platform.

Ayala Land also taps Coursera to further enhance employees’ finance, marketing, sales, project management, and customer service excellence skills, which are a must-have in the real estate industry. 

Meanwhile, BPI promotes upskilling on digital transformation, data analysis, information system, cybersecurity, and digital channels for banking through Coursera. By far, BPI employees have taken a total of 81,298 lessons and spent 61,000 learning hours on Coursera.

In 2021, 99% of BPI employees completed at least five training days among the 200 mandatory, functional, and leadership training modules.

Finally, Ayala’s digital solution platform Globe leverages Coursera for its Data Science Program which focuses on data analytics and cloud security, among others. Globe’s Data Science Program has yielded 1,400 completed lessons to-date. The company also enables critical IT talents by giving them access to Coursera’s certification preparatory courses to help them to successfully obtain key IT certifications.

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For more information:

YLA ALCANTARA
Head, Brand and Reputation Management
Ayala Corporation
e-mail – publicaffairs@ayala.com