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Up Education

Introducing Colab: Online learning for the workforce of tomorrow

05 Mar 2024

Introducing Colab, UP Education’s latest venture in online learning in Australia, crafted to equip learners with the essential skills required to excel in the ever-evolving landscape of tomorrow’s workforce, characterised by automation and continuous technological innovation.

Today’s learners represent the first digitally native generation, growing up with limitless information at their fingertips through the internet.[1] Well-informed about social causes, they are guided by strong principals in all that they do.

With sustainability emerging as the leading concern for young people,[2] catering to this generation of learners presents a challenge for education providers and employers to put principles over profits, and that means doing its part to contribute to a sustainable future.

Colab rises to this challenge by offering in-demand business and technology certificates, diplomas, and micro-credentials that align with the sustainability imperatives of today’s learners.

Every Colab education program includes the ‘Colab EcoPin’— a complimentary sustainability short course. The course provides an introduction to sustainability in business: best practice, industry requirements and environmentally responsible behaviours. Students will also learn how to assess current workplace practice in line with industry benchmarks and identify where changes can and should be made.

Julia Carey, a distinguished Sustainability Consultant based in London (UK), underscores the crucial role of sustainability in the business landscape: “With legislative mandates and consumer expectations driving demand for transparency and eco-conscious practices, Colab’s sustainability credentials offer students a distinct competitive advantage, enhancing their CVs and broadening their career horizons.”

Colab extends its offering to its graduates with 12 months of free access to Coursera Career Academy – offering Professional Certificates backed by global powerhouses in business and technology sectors, such as Google, Microsoft, Meta, and IBM.

Beyond academic pursuits, Colab is dedicated to nurturing its students throughout their learning journey. From flexible online study options to personalised guidance from career advisors, Colab ensures its learners are supported to reach their full potential.

[1] https://itbrief.com.au/story/how-digital-natives-are-changing-the-future-of-work

[2] https://www.missionaustralia.com.au/research-impact-policy-advocacy/youth-survey