UCLA Extension is launching a partnership with Global Alumni, a Madrid-based educational company, aimed at extending its presence and reach in Latin America.
This initiative, announced Thursday, targets professionals in Latin America and Spanish speakers in other countries, offering online courses in business, finance and technology. Specific course focuses will include operations, project management, mergers and acquisitions, information technology, international trade, finance, and entrepreneurship.
“This partnership is a win for employers and professionals,” said Van Anderson, director of corporate education and custom programs at UCLA Extension. “The fact that these UCLA Extension courses are offered in Spanish allows us to provide access to a UCLA curriculum.”
About 50 percent of firms in Latin America can’t find candidates with the necessary skills, compared to 36 percent in 35 countries that are part of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, according to international workforce consulting firm Manpower Group.
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