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Mercer and edX announce strategic alliance to provide employers with online learning solutions

This alliance enhances the Mercer Digital suite of offerings. With edX, Mercer will curate catalogs of courses based on clients’ specific learning objectives to help them bridge skill gaps and prepare their workforce for the Future.

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Mercer, a consulting leader in advancing health, wealth, and career, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MMC), and, the leading nonprofit online learning destination, announced today that they have formed a strategic alliance bringing together Mercer’s consulting expertise in helping organizations build their workforce for the future with edX’s massive open online course (MOOC) platform to provide quality education for everyone, everywhere.

This alliance enhances theMercer Digital suite of offerings. With edX, Mercer will curate catalogs of courses based on clients’ specific learning objectives to help them bridge skill gaps and prepare their workforce for the Future.

“Research shows that just 35 percent of employees’ skills today will be relevant in five years and current jobs will require new skillsets,” said Ilya Bonic, Senior Partner and President of Mercer’s Career business. “Together with edX, we can help organizations transition their workforce – through up-skilling and re-skilling – to thrive in an age of change.”


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