One of the world’s largest free e-learning platforms, Alison, today welcomed Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor to its newly refurbished offices in Galway Technology Park, Parkmore to announce the creation of 30 new jobs due to the company’s expansion.
Founded in 2007, by serial entrepreneur Mike Feerick, Alison is recognised as the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provider, a movement which today is revolutionising global access to education, workplace skills training and employment opportunities.
With 50 employees across Ireland and Western Europe, Alison boasts over 10 million registered learners and over 1 million graduates from international markets to include Africa, India, North America, and Australia. As well as assisting individual learners, Alison offers publishers the opportunity to market their skill set by creating online courses, where enterprise clients benefit from organised learning through Alison Pods.
The new positions, supported by the Department of Jobs through Enterprise Ireland, are across many areas of the business – technology, sales, marketing and finance. Recruitment will begin immediately with all positions to be filled over the next 12 to 18 months.
Director of ICT and International Services at Enterprise Ireland, Niall O’Donnellan says, "Alison’s global success is a shining example of the opportunities for Irish owned companies in global markets. Our ambition is to help more Irish companies like Alison to compete and win sustained business in overseas markets."
He added, "Enterprise Ireland looks forward to working with Alison to continue to support their growth ambitions as they expand their reach even further in global markets, strengthening their customer base internationally and continuing to create jobs here in the West of Ireland."