Ontario government partners with LinkedIn to give postsecondary students access to Lynda.com

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LinkedIn and the Ontario government have announced a partnership providing all 44 public college and university students access to Lynda online learning courses.

The partnership between LinkedIn, eCampusOntario, and Ontario’s Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development will provide students at Ontario’s 44 post-secondary institutions with access to online courses on Lynda.com.

The collaboration is meant to help faculty stay up-to-date on fields like software development, and assign Lynda.com courses and videos that align with a course’s specific curriculum.

“We are excited to offer flexible online learning that will build Ontario’s talent advantage and help post-secondary students prepare for successful careers in this changing economy.”

“The Ontario government’s mission to provide equal access and training required to build a rewarding career is aligned with our vision of creating economic opportunity for every person in the global workforce”, said Jonathan Lister, vice president of sales solutions and country manager at LinkedIn. “The government’s commitment to innovating in education and offering students the best of traditional teaching with the flexibility of online learning, will benefit the entire community at large, and help in our efforts to close the skills gap.”

LinkedIn added that the offering can also prepare post-secondary students for their careers by regularly updating learning content based on skills that are most in demand based on the platform’s data, as well as enable a different approach to learning by allowing students to learn on their own time and on any device.

“Learning takes all kinds of forms and can happen at any point in someone’s life or career,” said Mitzie Hunter, minister of advanced education and skills development. “By working in partnership with both eCampusOntario and Lynda.com, we are excited to offer flexible online learning that will build Ontario’s talent advantage and help post-secondary students prepare for successful careers in this changing economy.”

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer and content creator at BetaKit with a strong interest in Canadian startup, business, and legal tech news. In her free time, Amira indulges in baking desserts, working out, and watching legal shows.