ADvTECH launches digital upskilling platform

Earlier this week, ADvTECH, Africa’s leading private education provider, announced the launch of a digital learning platform called MindSharp. Described as a premium dynamic digital learning platform, MindSharp is aimed at upskilling both individuals and corporate teams.

Several MindSharp courses are endorsed by The Independent Institute of Education (IIE), SA’s largest and most accredited private higher education provider. IIE’s most well-respected brands include Vega, Varsity College, IIE MSA and Rosebank College. Endorsement by them effectively means that all the aspects of the courses have been thoroughly evaluated on multiple dimensions.

“The MindSharp online learning hub is where students will experience digital learning underpinned by expertise, excellence, integrity, and gold-standard educational practices,” says MD Elbie Liebenberg.

“What sets MindSharp apart from the other online course providers is the fact that we provide personal support throughout the study journey as opposed to only automated feedback. And our cutting-edge technology streamlines the study journey, while our highly qualified tutors have access to all assessment attempts and can step in to assist, giving students a perfectly balanced technology-assisted learning experience,” she says.

Online courses offered by MindSharp are designed by industry experts and they range between 10 and 16 weeks in duration. Convenience is key to them, courses are conducted online and can be started at any time. Upon completion, students are then awarded a Certificate of Competence relating to the specific field of study and skills mastered. Project Management, Business Management and Administration, Financial Management for Non-financial Managers, Business Information Systems and Digital Marketing, and more just some of the fields of study forming part of the platform.

“MindSharp is a dynamic digital learning community that presents online short courses for professionals and executives who are passionate about upskilling and evolving, and for companies serious about ongoing professional development and increasing the competitiveness of their teams,” says Liebenberg.

She adds that the endorsement of The IIE on a number of courses means that students and companies will be assured of the highest standards of educational content and delivery.

“Courses are developed with input from subject matter experts and successful companies, ensuring that courses are 100% relevant in the real world,” she says.

‘In addition to offering a range of existing courses, MindSharp will also partner with companies to tailor-make programmes to suit their specific needs and requirements.’

The launch of MindSharp follows the recent successful launch of ADvTECH’s Evolve Online School, whose curriculum mapping system was developed at MIT. This course is all set to officially open its virtual doors to students next year in January.

Roy Douglas, ADvTECH CEO, says the company is delighted with the quality and growth of its offering in the digital education space.

“In recent months, we were able to fast-track the implementation of a number of projects we had in development, to respond to rapidly changing and emerging needs in the market. We are extremely excited about the potential of MindSharp, and its ability to cater not only to an existing market, but to filling niche training demands for which there have to date not been an adequate solution.”