Cornelsen wants to offer courses to trainees as well as for the continuing education of the workforce using the digital solutions of eCademy. Their learning packages are already in use at Deutsche Bahn [the German Railway], Bayer, BMW, Bosch, Caterpillar and other well-known companies. The focus will be on continuing education courses that help students to prepare for the requirements of Industry 4.0. The publishing company took over eCademy from the Infinitas Learning Group . In the future, Cornelsen eCademy will be developing digital training and continuing education solutions from its locations in Berlin and Cologne.
The importance of continuing education and training in terms of digital literacy is growing in the face of increasingly scarce skilled workers. As a study by the ManpowerGroup employment agency shows, companies are primarily required here, as only one in ten employees cares about acquiring appropriate skills on their own initiative. The companies in Germany receive support from the Federal Ministry of Education: As part of the Vocational Training 4.0 initiative, the Federal Government funds digital education projects.