As a mission-driven company, our commitment is to make education accessible - providing thousands of individuals from all over the world with skills that will help them advance in their careers. This Mission Report is a rendition, as accurate and exhaustive as possible, of the impact we’ve had in 2022.
That’s why our 600 courses on openclassrooms.com are all free and permanently accessible to anyone with an internet connection;
that’s also why we work hard to make sure that students subscribing to a paid-for, degree-awarding training path with OpenClassrooms, gain access to all possible debt-free funding opportunities.
Over the years, we’ve also built an educational model built on accessibility, decomposing complex knowledge into progressive, easily understandable skills; we’re also convinced that accessible education is a social effort: all OpenClassrooms students benefit from one-to-one weekly mentorship.
Last but not least: accessible education must lead to accessible and measurable professional progress. Helping people advance in their career is the purpose of our mission, and the mere reason why OpenClassrooms exists. Providing productive employment and decent work through education helps reduce poverty and increases economic growth and social development for all, as defined by the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.
Back in 2018 we created a Mission Committee gathering representatives of all our stakeholders; it’s both a requirement for mission-driven companies, and something we’ve been convinced and vocal about since before mission-driven companies even had a legal existence in France.
We also decided to be as sincere and demanding as possible by asking our Mission Committee to think about what accessible education means, and translate its vision in a number of operational objectives to fulfill our mission. The Committee’s recommendations helped us design and implement specific action plans to help five undeserved categories access education and professional progress:
Our main KPI is our number of career outcomes in a year. What’s a career outcome? It’s when an individual credits OpenClassrooms with having helped them to either:
Rates help us understand a student’s experience compared to a relative population. In particular, we look at:
using OpenClassrooms to take one of the 600 free courses available on the platform.
who have subscribed to a paid training program.
Additionally, we focus on 5 populations of students that were defined by our Mission Committee as “underserved categories”, and our ambition is to provide a complete assessment of our impact from their enrollment to their job placement. For example:
How many job seekers did access education through OpenClassrooms?
How many of them successfully finished their training, and how many found a job in their field of study once they’ve finished their training with us?
How do those numbers compare to the experience of our students who don’t belong to an underserved category?
This represents a 46.7% increase compared to 2021.
An overview of our impact for the five underserved categories defined by the OpenClassrooms Mission Committee.What's
4 → Percentage of applicants that became students
5 → Percentage of the students who were expected to graduate in 2022 and successfully did
6 → Percentage of respondents to the job survey who found a job 6 months or less after graduation
7 → Includes self paid, CPF, Individual funding
We record one career outcome when an individual active on the platform credits OpenClassrooms with having helped them in any of the following ways: Find a new job, internship, apprenticeship. Start a new business. Obtain a new job title and/or a salary increaseLand a new job as a result of internal mobility. Any career outcome can’t be counted twice for the same student over a 12-month period.
We created a Mission Committee gathering representatives of all our stakeholders; this is both a requirement for mission-driven companies in France, and something we’ve been very passionate and vocal about. We also decided to be as sincere and demanding as possible by asking our Mission Committee to think about what accessible education means, and assign us a number of operational objectives to fulfill our mission. The committee’s recommendation was to design and implement specific action plans to help five undeserved categories access education and professional progress.