New Delhi: Millionlights, is the new entrant as an “Alpha” track exhibitor at Web Summit 2017.
Millionlights is an on-line education provider using technology to achieve massive scale, with the aim of bringing content, curriculum and certification in India’s vast & underserved market. Millionlights currently reaches an audience of 50m people in a market estimated to be 250m learners. Millionlights enables access to the best curated content leading to industry recognized certification via the Web, Mobile & TV.
Speaking about participating at Web Summit 2017, Mr. Akshat Shrivastava, Founder & CEO Millionlights said, “Millionlights has a vision to reach out to the farthest corner of India and deliver skill-based training to everyone. We believe that for India to be relevant on a global scale, there is a need for millions of trained, skilled people. Education is the only way to improve standards of living and move a large underserved segment of the population out of their current cycle of unemployment/underemployment and make them productive members of society. Our goal is to provide open access to education to 250 million learners in the next five years.”
Amit Dhawan, Chief Growth and Business Officer, Millionlights said, “Our mission at Millionlights is to enable employability and we do this by having created a hugely scalable digital platform which provides access to learning and certified skills that have a clear path to employability. Our ecosystem is content agnostic and this allows us to partner with world-leading education content providers. The trend of online on-the-go learning has increased and there is a surge in demand for it, especially with millennials who are either in full-time formal education or working but simultaneously want to remain relevant by learning newer skills across technology as well as other fast growing sectors of the Indian economy.”
Millionlights is currently offering multiple courses in the field of science, languages, design, programming, physics, and professional development, among others. The courses are created by partners like Microsoft, RedHat, Open University UK, Delft Netherlands and Pearson to name a few. Millionlights’ vision is aligned to the Digital India programme for providing skill based certification and linking that to industry needs. The company is leading technology driven education content delivery by partnering with platforms like Reliance Jio, Vodafone and various TV broadcasting companies in India.