Wednesday, May 19, 2021

RPP #192: Liz Simon of General Assembly

Interview with Liz Simon, Chief Operating Officer of General Assembly. General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills such as web development, data, design, business, and more. They began as a co-working space in 2011 and have grown into a global learning experience with campuses in 20 cities and over 35,000 graduates worldwide. We discuss:
  • Liz's background as a lawyer
    Liz Simon, COO

  • Obama Administration and the US Digital Service
  • Audience: students wanting to learn a new skill or companies needing to retrain staff or create a pipeline of new talent
  • Impact of the pandemic on teaching methodologies
  • Course and program time commitment
  • Three-month intensive learning, 9-5, 5 days/week
  • Differentiation with MOOCs
  • 90% get a job in their field within 3 months
  • Partnerships and articulation agreements
Duration: 31:05