Shanghai - September 1, 2017 - Hujiang Online Class ("HJCLASS"), a massive online course platform from Hujiang EdTech ("Hujiang") - China's leading online education company - has announced a partnership with LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network.
The cooperation agreement ("the Agreement") integrates skills verification to professional networking by enabling professionals to update their LinkedIn profiles with Certificates of Training earned on HJCLASS to increase their competitiveness in the workplace.
The Agreement makes HJCLASS LinkedIn's first designated partner in education in the Greater China region and follows LinkedIn's partnerships with Chinese Internet giants Tencent, Alibaba, and NetEase. With more than 500 million members in over 200 countries and territories, LinkedIn aims to help its users to build their professional image, gain business insights, expand professional networks and attract more business opportunities.
"'Certifications' is an important section under the 'Accomplishments' banner on a LinkedIn profile, as it allows one to showcase his/her competitive strength. We are very happy to work with HJCLASS, a key player in the online education space, to enrich our users' profiles as they hunt for employment opportunities," said Kun Zhao, Head of Business Development for LinkedIn China.
Going forward, students that complete 80% or more of a designated training course provided by HJCLASS can obtain a Certificate of Training, which will be synchronized to their LinkedIn profile to acknowledge their achievements and supplement their vocational education. Verified by LinkedIn, the Certificates are of great value in demonstrating ones' language or professional skills.
Offering an extensive range of educational resources and over 3,000 courses, including language training, professional training as well as guidance for College Entrance Examination and overseas studies, HJCLASS provides a vast range of structured online courses and professional teaching services for millions of users. This year, HJCLASS has launched two new programs, a Uni Smart Learning System for college students and the online oral English brand Hitalk for adult learners. Both programs will offer Certificates under the new Agreement with LinkedIn.
Arnold Fu, Founder and CEO of Hujiang, said, "Through years of effort, Hujiang has earned the trust of our users and partners, as well as the industry at large. This cooperation with LinkedIn China will bring greater recognition to our students and strengthens the Hujiang brand in the marketplace. HJCLASS will continue to provide a competitive edge to our students by offering more high-quality online classes and developing our online teaching platform, helping them to stand out in the job market."
About Hujiang EdTech
Founded in 2001, Hujiang EdTech started as an online BBS community offering online courses and has grown to become one of China's leading online education companies. Hujiang EdTech strives to make high-quality education more accessible and enjoyable through mobile learning applications, online courses, and its interactive online teaching platform. Serving over 150 million users (including 120 million mobile users) in China, Hujiang EdTech offers a wide range of online educational programs, including international & domestic examination preparation, foreign language learning, professional skills training, and more.