EBS Business School Oestrich-Winkel and CareerFoundry Partner to Shape Future Leaders

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Innovative course developed by the EBS Business School and CareerFoundry will prepare future leaders with skills to meet the changing shape of the global and digital economy.

We look forward to preparing future leaders for the massive changes that will affect every aspect of the economy. --CareerFoundry CEO and Co-Founder Raffaela Rein

Today the EBS Business School Oestrich-Winkel, one of Europe’s most accomplished business schools, and CareerFoundry, a leading provider of online mentored courses in UX design and web development, announced the creation of a special course to arm future leaders with the tools they need to navigate, shape and create the ideas and markets of the 21st Century.

The course, called Startup Skills 101, is the first ECTS credit bearing elective on digital competencies in Germany. It pairs CareerFoundry’s unique experience in online education technology with the EBS Business School’s award-winning business leadership curriculum to prepare students for a successful career. It will be included in the EBS Business School’s curriculum in spring term 2016.

Petra Weiler, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programmes at EBS Business School Oestrich-Winkel stated, “We’re excited to be offering our students the ‘Startup Skills 101’ elective, because digital competencies are in demand with traditional employers such as consulting firms or financial institutions, as well as with employers from Germany’s thriving startup scene. CareerFoundry’s deep expertise in the field makes it the ideal partner to develop this innovative elective.”

The partnership comes after a recent study by the German Federal Employment Agency found that every eighth job in Germany is threatened by automatization. At the same time, business strategy firm McKinsey states that 60% of the German economy doesn’t feel prepared for these changes. With a potential €1.25bn for the EU in the digital sector alone, more universities will need to help train new specialists and impart new skills to meet the demands brought about by these advances.

“At CareerFoundry, we pride ourselves in helping people all over the world meet their professional goals,” said CareerFoundry CEO and co-founder Raffaela Rein. “We look forward to preparing future leaders for the massive changes that will affect every aspect of the economy. By embracing the new face of digital education, EBS and CareerFoundry will bring the industry one step closer to democratizing access to quality education built for the skills needed in today’s labor market.”

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