Emerging Markets are already turning towards educational platforms that promote human skills such as critical thinking and creativity, but, are still yet to cover the skills gap in their populations.
The struggle to compete for emerging economies is even greater, as these nations face larger challenges in preparing their future workforces. Lack of educational budgets, high dropout rates, weak government support, unskilled teachers, and undeveloped infrastructure all add further challenges.
Education in developing nations in its current form is not sustainable as large costs for infrastructure and developing thousands of education facilities is not feasible. Representing 3.5 Billion of the world’s population, and with over 65% of people under the age of 30, there is an immediate need for low cost teaching alternatives which are scalable and provide greater opportunities. With double digit growth in internet accessibility in these nations, the solution for scalable education only comes in the form of online models providing exposure to future skills on a mass level.
With JBA’s proprietary LMS and consumer focused soft skills platform, JBA is able to deliver to the needs of all emerging economies. With a scalable and cost effective solution, we are able to penetrate into both urban and rural areas of countries where internet accessibility is available connecting and upskilling individuals from all walks of life. Our mission is to deliver to the needs of these developing economies to upskill their populations in order for them to participate in the future global talent pool. In addition, to provide new, more advanced avenues in addressing the needs of unemployed or underemployed candidates who are looking for alternative learning mechanisms to upskill themselves on par with the global economy, where local governments have been unable to cope to increasing demands of the future economy.
Pakistan’s public platform targeted at students, teachers, unemployed, and underemployed people within the nation. With many government universities, and public schools, a lack of funds and unqualified teachers was a serious impediment in providing students with new opportunities to learn. JBA delivered the Pakistan public platform addressing these concerns providing students with a low cost solution to access our soft skill courses in order to upskill themselves. Teacher’s were also given access to our teacher training courses in order to bring them up to par to 21st century teaching methodologies. In addition, we have partnered with over 30+ large scale local businesses since launch providing many employment opportunities all over Pakistan.
University of Lahore was the first institution to partner with JBA in Pakistan. With a strength of 37,000 students and over 200+ degree programs, UoL was looking to provide their students and staff exposure to soft skills necessary for the 21st century. In addition to addressing the needs of the Pakistan industry who demand ever increasing upskilled candidates, JBA developed UoL’s enterprise platform creating one of the largest talent pools on a single platform in the Pakistani market. UoL has also implemented JBA’s courses as a prerequisite for new hires including both teachers and staff. We were also able to link the numerous UoL campus’ throughout the country creating a more connected learning environment, and providing employment opportunities for students throughout the country leveraging UoL corporate linkages.