Alibaba’s ‘University’: Help Workers Learn Digital Skills
Alibaba’s local consumer service arm, Alibaba Local Services, has launched an education platform, Alibaba Local Service University, to provide those working in the on-demand industry with training in digital skills.
阿里巴巴在当地的消费者服务部门阿里巴巴本地服务公司(Alibaba Local Services)推出了一个名为“阿里巴巴本地服务大学”(Alibaba Local Service University)的教育平台，为在按需行业工作的员工提供数字技能培训。
Alibaba Local Service University includes eight “colleges” that offer training for various service sectors, including live streaming, catering, logistics, new retail, fitness, parenting, and beauty.
The platform plans to launch 1,000 courses in the next three years, with an aim to reach more than 10 million workers in the on-demand service sector, including merchants and couriers, and help them to develop skills and capabilities for digitalization. http://www.781203.com/
“By establishing the platform, we hope to share Alibaba’s experience in the local services sector during the past 20 years with merchants and help them enhance their skills in management and operations,” said Chen Sheng, who is leading this project. The move also comes as part of Alibaba’s effort to speed up digitalization for the merchants and workers on its on-demand platforms Koubei and Ele.me.
This is not Alibaba’s first attempt to launch an education platform. The Hangzhou-based company has already established an education arm named Taobao University in 2009, which offers both free and paid online courses to e-commerce operators and provide them with insights and skills to start or expand their online business.
Over 5 million people have used this platform to learn about e-commerce, according to Taobao University.