In the fast-paced, highly competitive job market, the right skills matter. American online learning portal Udacity has tapped into a need and carved a niche: skills training for bleeding edge tech. Think about nanodegrees in building self-driving cars, virtual reality, machine learning, and assembling robots.
The six-year-old business is a unicorn or a private company with a billion-dollar valuation, which, even in Silicon Valley’s startup factory, is a rarity. It is a for-profit enterprise whose founder declared as early as 2013 that he is pivoting away from free massive open online courses (MOOCs), a concept that got him and his co-founders started on the path to entrepreneurship.
As the need for new tech skills is global, Udacity’s students are from all over the world.
Leah Wiedenmann, Udacity’s Marketing and Communications Manager in Europe, told Slator that all courses are available in English but select courses are available in Brazilian Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, and Arabic.
“Udacity also has widespread localized course offerings in Arabic, Bahasa, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish” — Leah Wiedenmann, Marketing and Communications Manager, Europe, Udacity
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