The stigma surrounding career changes is slowly changing, and rightfully so, because it’s a big decision and there’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to change your mind as you grow as a person. Is your current job leaving you feeling unfulfilled? Want to start a new career? Shaw Academy is here to help make your dream job a reality!

The Shaw Academy’s goal is to make learning affordable and accessible so that users can start a new career or advance their current position as soon as possible. They understand that many of their users work part-time or full-time already, so they design their programs to allow students to work at their own pace and on a timeline that accommodates their other obligations. While their delivery and methods may not be restrictive and traditional, the qualifications students receive are real and recognized, and they open up a world of options.

Back in 2012, the Shaw Academy had one course and roughly 700 students, and now they offer over 100 different courses, which are helping over 520,000 students get one step closer to starting a new career. The Shaw Academy’s primary concern is offering courses that give students career skills, but they also offer courses with the sole purpose of teaching students new hobbies and pastimes. Although online delivery limits the content they can provide to some degree, they offer courses covering a wide variety of subjects, including, but not ever remotely limited to:

  • Photography
  • Digital Marketing
  • Graphic Design
  • Data Analytics
  • Financial Planning
  • Psychology
  • Web Development
  • Sound Engineering
  • Dog Grooming

They don’t just give you the credentials needed to start a new career though, they also give you the tools and support you’ll need to find a new job as well. At the end of 2020, the Shaw Careers Platform, a partnership with Jobbio, was launched with the intention of helping their graduates and other unemployed professionals find gainful employment in their given fields. The free platform allows users to access thousands of job opportunities from companies across the country, including big names like Airbnb and Slack. The Shaw Academy has also partnered with large organizations like Continuing Professional Development, the International Accreditation Organization, and the International Council of Specialized Online Certifications in an effort to ensure their students’ credentials are internationally qualified and globally recognized.

Looking to add new skills and education experiences to your resume?
Shaw Academy is here for you!