Rolls-Royce helps firms prepare for a new post-Covid normal with free training at its Digital Academy
British industrial technology company Rolls-Royce, has thrown open the doors to its Digital Academy, as part of efforts to help businesses and individuals prepare for what it sees as a “potentially digital-centric recovery from COVID-19.”
According to a statement released today, RR will grant free access to its digital skills training programme, to any interested person or company around the world. The first suite of courses includes introductions to data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, coding and digital culture. Courses range from ‘bitesize’ 20-minute sessions to extended, fully certified training programmes, the company says.
“Many people and businesses are experiencing incredibly tough circumstances and these free training packages are a tangible way for us to offer some help. Many have been tried and tested by Rolls-Royce employees. They can help people prepare for work and businesses transform ready for a digital future, just like we’ve been doing at Rolls-Royce for the last couple of years,” says Manisha Mistry, the head of the Digital Academy at Rolls-Royce.
“Whether you’re 8, 18 or 80 years-old, these training packages will help you during this disruptive period of isolation: whether you need to keep your kids occupied, need new skills for a future job or just want to learn more digital skills in anticipation of the future.”
This release by Rolls-Royce follows its founding role in establishing the global Emergent Alliance, a voluntary group of technology companies and data science specialists working together to find new ways to accelerate and smooth the path to economic recovery as the pandemic passes.
Open access to the courses started on May 1 and is available at https://www.rolls-royce.com/products-and-services/digital-academy.aspx