London, UK - 20th October 2016

Transformify, a global corporate social responsibility (CSR) platform, has entered into a partnership with Genashtim, a provider of online learning solutions, in an initiative to bridge the skills gap by providing e-learning opportunities.

 Skills and knowledge are essential for social development. The shortage of skilled workers across a number of industries is a complex and significant challenge faced by many businesses worldwide. Over the next decade, the humanity will witness more technological change than it has seen in the past 50 years. Thus, the demand for knowledgeable workers with high levels of technical and soft skills will only increase.

Back in 2014, Career Builder has published a research where 81 percent of hiring managers said it was at least “Somewhat Difficult” to fill open roles due to lack of skills, and 61 percent said they had an experience of hiring a person who was not totally qualified for the position.

The problem is that not all the people looking for a job have access to training resources to acquire the skills which are of high demand. Not all of the people who are talented and have potential can afford to pay for additional education and certification. 

The initiative launched by Transformify and supported by its valuable partner, Genashtim, will help those who can not afford the skills training to access it on - line. The e-learning will be available for all Transformify users worldwide and will enable them to acquire the necessary qualification demanded by employers. E-learning is a  convenient way for people worldwide to acquire knowledge using their computers, tablets or phones, and Internet access. 

Mastering the skills which are of high demand on the market plays a great role in securing employment nowadays. Thus, bridging the skill gap, people increase their chances of getting hired and receive better remuneration. It will not only make a difference in their lives, but will also enrich the society now and for the future.

About Genashtim

Genashtim is a for-profit social enterprise, with recognition from UNESCAP, ILO, The Nippon Foundation and other international bodies. Genashtim is also a certified B Corporation, an international accreditation for companies using business to do good for its employees, the community, and the environment. Through more than 10 years of involvement in global state-of-the art eLearning platforms, Genashtim has developed the capability to set up, run and manage learning management systems (LMSs), in particular Moodle.

Genashtim Innovative Learning is the pioneer for eLearning in Asia, having started in 2004 with a globally recognized online MBA program from some of the top universities in the world. Since 2008, Genashtim became a partner of eCornell in Asia - the eLearning arm for Cornell University of Ithaca, New York. Through eCornell, working professionals are able to earn Certificates from Cornell University, without commuting and taking time off from their work across a number of disciplines.

About Transformify

Transformify is a global corporate social responsibility (CSR) platform and  a Guinness World Record Holder, which provides remote  jobs to those who need them the most. Transformify connects independent contractors worldwide with the businesses looking for their skills and competencies, manages legal arrangements, billing and payments.The platform has registered contractors from 90 countries on 4 continents; and business partners from the US and EU. Transformify and its partners jointly  contribute to the well-being of people in a disadvantaged position and communities with high unemployment rate.