MOOCDOM Launches an Initiative to Train Ten Million Skilled Workers by 2020

myCloud Holdings’ MOOCDOM project offers employers the ability to train potential and current workers to meet the growing skills gap.

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By leveraging the resources of existing MOOCs, employers can quickly and efficiently assemble the skill-sets that employees need. Unlike a traditional learning management system, the MOOCDOM platform allows employers to react quickly to evolving skills...

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 30, 2013

According to McKinsey Global Institute, June 2012, World at Work, Jobs, Pay and Skills for 3.5 Billion People, projections indicate that by 2020 there will be over 85,000,000 unfilled skilled jobs with an unemployed workforce exceeding 95,000,000 potential employees without the skills required to fill those jobs.

MOOCDOM offers employers the ability to create customized Institutes that use MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) to provide the precise skills needed to meet the employers’ needs. Employers also have the option to include in-house courses as a part of their Institute. Employers are able to create Institutes at no cost in return for agreeing to post job openings through the Institute. Placement fees for employees hired through a MOOCDOM Institute are approximately 75% of traditional placement costs.

Employers with a MOOCDOM Institute can also use the MOOCDOM resources to manage a free in-house training department for their current employees that will provide continuing education to keep employees’ skills current as employer’s needs change.

Individual MOOCDOM users can create a free academic and work experience profile through MOOCDOM and produce an official transcript of their past and current courses and skills. Users can also identify future courses using multiple search criteria including the exact skills that they are seeking. MOOCDOM users can select whether their transcript is used to match them with employment opportunities and can obtain recommendations as to the additional skills that would be needed to achieve their personal goals.

Gareth Genner, Co-Founder of MOOCDOM said: “There is no other platform that offers users and employers the comprehensive potential of MOOCDOM. Through a MOOCDOM Institute, employers can train their future and current workforces and individual users can achieve the skills needed for career change or advancement without incurring expensive tuition and educational loan liabilities.”

Uniquely, through an associated non-profit College, MOOCDOM can provide users with the ability to accumulate credit from multiple sources towards academic and vocational qualifications up to and including professional graduate degrees. Users can also receive credit of up to 25% of the requirements for a degree from workplace trainings and other learning experiences through an assessment of prior learning.

Genner went on to say: “By leveraging the resources of existing MOOCs, employers can quickly and efficiently assemble the skill-sets that employees need. Unlike a traditional learning management system, the MOOCDOM platform allows employers to react quickly to evolving skills needs without the cost and delays inherent in creating all of the required training materials.”

The MOOCDOM database currently offers an analysis of over 2,000 MOOCs with the goal of listing 10,000 MOOCs by the end of 2013. MOOCDOM is independent of any MOOC provider. Users and employers can provide ratings and reviews of completed MOOCs.

MOOCDOM will launch in public beta during Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt on April 30th.    

Contact: http://www.moocdom.com - ggenner(at)mycloud(dot)pro - cell phone: 404-791-5973


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