There are more than seven billion of us, spread across every continent. We live in cities, towns, villages, hamlets and in the far-flung dots on the map. We all need the same things– access to safe water and food, educational opportunities, secure housing, etc. – and governments, nonprofit organizations and businesses have been trying for years to most effectively reach people with programs to fill the gaps.
Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) offers free IT and business skills for users globally
WALTHAM, Mass., November 1, 2012 /3BL Media/ - For the many people around the world who are miles away from the expertise and resources they need to start or upgrade a small business, an online training program offers the very latest in practical IT and business skills. The HP LIFE e-Learning program, developed by EDC and HP together with a team of partners, includes free, interactive online courses to help budding entrepreneurs create, establish, and grow successful businesses. The program is being widely disseminated in time for Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 12–16.
The good news is that many of us will live to be over 100 years old. The challenge will be--and already is--preparing ourselves for new jobs as technology advances and markets change. This requires workforce training and education on a massive scale. As individuals, we need to continuously develop relevant skills and expertise, build our networks and relationships, and assess our priorities as we look ahead to longer lives in a dynamic world. In the meantime, there are and will be painful disruptions for individuals, families and countries.