OpenClassrooms

About the Project

This project is one of the 2019 WISE Awards finalists. 

OpenClassrooms is the leading online education and employment platform in the world, with a mission to make quality education and career advancement accessible and affordable to all. It is an alternative to traditional higher education that offers students the chance to earn associate’s and bachelor’s-level diplomas and masters’ at their own pace.

Right now, 3 millions of people are studying with OpenClassrooms across 140 countries. The curriculum is designed to teach the skills and competencies needed for the most in-demand jobs in the market today. That includes programs in areas such as web development, data analysis, design, but also HR, management, finance and entrepreneurship. All individual classes can be accessed for free.

The diploma programs are conducted fully online through a mix of videos, online reading, and projects a student would realistically face in a future role. Students that sign up for a diploma program are paired with experienced professionals in their field that serve as a dedicated mentor. These mentors not only help with their coursework, but with their job search. OpenClassrooms is so confident in its model that it will refund a student’s tuition if they don’t find a job within six months of graduation.

 

Future Developments

By 2025, OpenClassrooms aims at placing 1 million students every year in the workforce.

May 23, 2019 (last update 09-11-2019)