DUBLIN, May 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Shaw Academy, the world's largest live online educator, has published its annual Student Progression survey documenting the positive impact of practical skills development of its alumni. The Shaw Academy Student Progression survey was compiled to highlight the importance of lifelong learning and featured contributions from students across the globe.
The aim of the survey was to investigate if students had seen a transformational change to their career paths and self-confidence after completing courses with Shaw Academy. Over 85% of respondents reported that building practical skills with Shaw Academy was a factor for them progressing professionally. Courses with Shaw Academy are popular with those looking to enhance their careers and 1 in 2 students surveyed had indicated they had gained a promotion since finishing their studies. For those whom are self-employed over 50% highlighted developing a more strategic vision for their business after acquiring new skillsets.
Founded in 2011 by James Egan and Adrian Murphy, Irish based Shaw Academy has to date taught over three million students worldwide. Created around the core principles of delivering great education, affordability, and access to all, Shaw Academy courses are designed to focus on the student outcome. Lessons are delivered live across its practical faculties that include Marketing. Technology. Design, Finance, Creative & Business. The unique impact of the live delivery ensures students cover the most up to date trends and are industry ready. Attending interactive webinars also heavily boosts completion rates.
Shaw Academy courses are one to three months in duration and attract job seekers, entrepreneurs and those looking for a new direction and challenge. An important aspect of the survey was also to investigate the wellbeing that bridging skills gaps can bring. Of students asked 84% stated they were more confident of applying for a new role or expanding their business while a massive 91% of graduates felt much more comfortable with their skill set post course.
Speaking at the launch of the Student Progression survey CEO and Founder of Shaw Academy James Egan said,
"How we curate, develop and deliver our courses revolves around the student experience. The Student Progression survey not only highlights that Shaw Academy's method of live education is extremely receptive but also is a testament to the attitude and determination of our students who have shown that a willingness to upskill creates positive change on a personal and professional level."
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