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OpenClassrooms partners with Google to help build the workforce of the future


PARIS, Jan. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenClassrooms, one of the world's leading online education platforms, today announced an exciting partnership with Grow with Google, an initiative to help one million people in Europe to find a job or grow their businesses by 2020 through free education and training. To date, well over 700,000 participants have found a job or grown their business through Google's one of a kind program.

The partnership will feature existing OpenClassrooms courses on Google's Digital Garage, a free learning platform part of Grow with Google initiative. This will make it possible for students to learn how to put the latest technology to work inside and outside of the classroom, teach small business owners to build their online presence and find new customers, and job seekers to grow their skills in order to find new jobs and advance their careers.

Google's Digital Garage platform has been providing businesses and students with digital marketing training for years, and now their expansion into soft skills is tapping into what OpenClassrooms already does to great success - providing students everywhere with professional skills to thrive in their careers. "OpenClassrooms is honored to have been selected to participate in Digital Garage to help change the lives of countless students and business owners across Europe and beyond," said OpenClassrooms' CEO and Co-founder, Pierre Dubuc.  

OpenClassrooms is one of four providers of online education selected to expand Google's current courses with new modules on soft skills such as communicating with others, motivating and influencing teams and colleagues, and making decisions under pressure; skills crucial for success in any career and increasingly valued by employers, according to the latest research from the World Economic Forum.

OpenClassrooms is one of the leading education platforms in the world, with over three million monthly users across 140 countries and more than 1,000 online courses. Earlier this year, they raised $60 million, led by General Atlantic with Citizen Capital, Alven and Bpifrance.

About OpenClassrooms Founded in 2013 by Pierre Dubuc and Mathieu Nebra, OpenClassrooms is a globally recognized education and training platform that is the first to provide associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees as part of an internationally recognized diploma program. With over 3.5 million monthly users across 140 countries, OpenClassrooms offers more than 1,000 courses including IT, technology, entrepreneurship, and digital skills all of which are conducted fully online, through a mix of videos, online reading, real-life projects and weekly, one-on-one mentoring sessions. As an extension of the company's mission to 'make education accessible', OpenClassrooms offers a 100 percent job guarantee. This means making extensive job placement services available to every graduating student. To learn more, visit: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, or online at

About Grow with Google Grow with Google is a global initiative that aims to create more opportunity for everyone through the power of web, drawing on our 20-year history of building products, platforms, and services that help people and businesses grow. In Europe, Grow with Google provides access to free training courses and tools, products and in-person coaching through Google Digital Garage, aiming to help people get the right skills to find a job, advance their careers or grow their businesses.

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