Udemy announced an expansion of its corporate learning platform on Thursday, unveiling Udemy Business Pro as a way for companies to further enhance their employees' technical skills. Udemy said the Business Pro platform will offer employers new features like Udemy Paths, skills assessments, workspaces, and hands-on labs across critical skills in information technology, software development and data & analytics. Instructors with Udemy helped design the Business Pro tool to be an "end-to-end learning experience" that helps employees keep up with evolving industry demands through pre-curated Udemy Paths and risk-free practice environments. Udemy Business president Greg Brown said their customers are experiencing major workplace changes, especially when it comes to upskilling and role development. "We believe the pandemic has served as a catalyst for the already rapid shift to online learning, and Udemy Business Pro is the next iteration in supporting that shift," Brown said.
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Python, React (web), Angular, machine learning, and Docker will be the five most popular tech skills ... [ ] in 2020. These and many other fascinating insights are from Udemy for Business' 2020 Workplace Learning Trends Report: The Skills of the Future (48 pp., PDF, opt-in). The report provides compelling evidence of how important it is to prepare workforces for the future of work in an AI-enabled world. Udemy predicts 2020 will be the year AI goes mainstream. The report states that "In the world of finance, investment funds managed by AI and computers account for 35% of America's stock market today," citing a recent article in The Economist, The rise of the financial machines.