Shaw Academy is an online based professional training and higher education institution that offers over 25 online courses. According to Huffingtonpost, there are three main institutions that offer quality online education worldwide and these are Lynda.com, Coursera and Shaw Academy. The Huffington post article states that Shaw Academy differentiates itself from the other two since it focuses on live online education. The good news is that Shaw Academy is now offering their online courses to Lamudi Kenya subscribers free of charge.
This is because Lamudi Kenya partnered with the global education technology company to enable Lamudi Kenya subscribers to access a live online learning course worth shs 50,000 ($500) for free. To qualify for the free online Shaw Academy courses, all one will need to do is to become Lamudi Kenya subscriber and interact with the Lamudi’s real estate platform.
“All online interaction now made with Lamudi, an online real estate marketplace, will give subscribers an opportunity to develop new practical skills”, said a press statement by Lamudi Kenya.
Shaw Academy is one of the largest live online skills educator in the world teaching over 68,000 new students per month in seven different languages. Courses offered by Shaw Academy include Digital Marketing, Financial Trading and Investment, Blogging and Content Marketing, Web Development, Health and Fitness, Graphic Design, Social Media Marketing, Photography, among many others.
All the subjects are delivered live online which enable students to fully interact with the educator. Courses on the platform are approved for certification by among others the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) and the International Compliance Association (ICA)
Speaking on the partnership Cynthia Nyamwathi the General Manager of Lamudi Kenya said, “ Our vision is to bring innovation and transparency to the Kenyan real estate market. This partnership with Shaw Academy can empower Lamudi Kenya customers with skills that were previously unattainable and will allow them to enhance their career prospects.”
Each Shaw Academy course made available to customers will contain over ten hours of live learning giving students a clear understanding of each subject. Courses are aimed to develop and build practical skills and are internationally accredited.
“The availability of Shaw Academy courses on our Lamudi platform depicts both our versatility and innate desire to give back. With a free course offered to our subscribers, it is one of the little ways we say thank you to our customers” added Nyamwathi.
Lamudi usually offers sellers, buyers, landlords, and renters an easy to use platform to find or list properties online. The partnership has been designed to add value to Lamudi customers, and also address an important issue across Africa; a severe shortage of practical skills.
Commenting on the partnership John White Director of Corporate Affairs with Shaw Academy said,
“Kenya is no different to the global problem now associated with skills gaps across industries. Shaw Academy believe that access to education should be made available to all. By delivering practical skills online we can reach a huge audience. Our partnership with Lamudi aims to provide free education to as many Kenyans as possible and open up new opportunities for them in the future.”
Shaw Academy courses go live on this April on Lamudi Kenya’s Website.