Nedbank has announced that it is partnering with global educational institution Shaw Academy to offer free online interactive courses to its customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With 1 million job losses predicted as a result of the current economic crisis, Nedbank hopes this move will see hundreds of customers given access to a range of subjects focused on developing practical skills such as finance, photography, health and fitness, marketing, technology, design, beauty, music and business.
During a period where people both have more time on their hands and where existing experience is not necessarily enough to ensure job security, providing a means for them to reskill or upskill – potentially creating new employment opportunities – is particularly relevant.
Commenting on the partnership with Nedbank, CEO & Founder of Shaw Academy, James Egan says, “Shaw Academy is working with our partners to meet this crisis head-on. We are capable of educating at scale in a flexible, convenient and engaging manner through our online interactive classes. It is now more important than ever for people to invest in education. We are delighted to launch this partnership with Nedbank and to address the needs of their customers and society as a whole.”
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