Crehana, an online training platform for creative professionals, today announces the launch of Crehana Careers. The new bundle of online courses is designed to educate the next generation of digital professionals on in-demand creative skills, such as graphic design, digital illustration, 3D modelling and motion graphics.
Since 2015, the Peruvian company has raised $2 million in funding, and revolutionized creative education for Latin Americans by providing them with a project-based learning platform to dive head-first into the digital world. The platform’s short, practical courses are designed specifically for aspiring creative and digital professionals to learn the necessary skills to succeed with modern technology. Now, with the launch of Creative Careers, Crehana is offering these professionals the ability to specialize in a particular area, and develop their own career paths.
Crehana Careers are aimed at digital professionals who want to enhance their skills or increase employment opportunities. Using a new methodology, the courses give professionals control over when and where they want to learn. It is designed not only to simplify the learning process, but also to help students accomplish their goals in a shorter amount of time. Each career has 5 modules with 2 to 3 courses of 3 hours in length. By investing just 8 hours/week for 4 months, students can finish a career, and leave fully equipped with the skills to succeed in the real world.
The online classes are taught by the best industry professionals, alongside designated tutors who will guide the students’ progress and help them build a competitive portfolio. After completion of the course, all students receive a certificate and recommendations. Even more, through its hiring partners program, Crehana has developed agreements with top creative agencies in the region, in order to offer job placement opportunities to top students.
“This year our goal is to really focus on student success. The launch of Creative Degrees will provide students with the latest skills and knowledge needed to prepare them for the fast-paced and challenging world of digital creatives,” said Diego Olcese Diaz, CEO and founder of Crehana.
Crehana operates in Latin America’s $2.1 billion online education industry, with the important mission of driving educational change and progress for the region’s more than 600 million individuals. The company has a presence in Mexico, Peru, Argentina and Colombia, as well as other parts of Latin America, and Spain.
Despite its huge working age population, Latin America currently has a serious vocational and technical skills shortage. Approximately one-fifth of young Latin Americans, 30 million people, are not employed or engaged in education or training. Moreover, traditional education rarely allows students to focus on specific technical or high-level trade, leaving many without a clear pathway into a profession. Yet Latin America has still emerged as a popular software outsourcing hub, and with Crehana’s help, it will become a hotspot for other digital skills too.
With Crehana Careers, Latin Americans will now have easier and more affordable access than ever to focus on the skills demanded in global markets. The educational platform also helps students develop the portfolios required for most junior digital design, graphic, or illustration roles – only without the lengthy degrees or expensive education that is typically entailed.
“To become a successful digital creative, students have to practice their skills. Our Creative Careers’s methodology is designed to turn theory into action, and help students develop a substantial portfolio of work from the get go, rather than feeding them with general information,” added Olcese.