digital mentor FLEXA lifelong learning
FLEXA, the “digital mentor” of MIP Politecnico di Milano and developed in collaboration with Microsoft, is now accessible to everyone free of charge
The ongoing and customised training platform has been operational since last year and has been recognised as one of the most innovative projects in the world.
MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business announces that it has made FLEXA the ongoing and customised training platform created in collaboration with Microsoft and BlueIT, accessible to everyone free of charge. FLEXA also promotes networking between students, alumni and companies, to which it provides support in recruiting campaigns through the use of artificial intelligence algorithms that facilitate the matching of job supply and demand.
The project, which has already been recognised by the international association AMBA – which certifies the best MBA programmes of business schools around the world – as one of the most innovative promoted by a business school, has been running for just over a year and has so far been aimed exclusively at business school students and alumni.
FLEXA is based on the Azure cloud platform and Microsoft’s artificial intelligence and analytics capabilities. It acts as a digital mentor with access to an ecosystem of some 800,000 pieces of content, including self-guided digital courses, webinars, podcasts, articles and case studies, some of which remain restricted to MIP students and alumni. The platform creates and suggests customised training paths for each user, starting with an assessment phase that evaluates the skills gaps to be filled in order to achieve professional goals. The method of use is based on a “smart” approach, i.e. it can be adapted to the time available to each individual for professional development.
Federico Frattini, Dean of MIP Politecnico di Milano: “After one year, we have managed to meet the learning and lifelong learning needs of an increasing number of students and alumni of our school by using FLEXA. We now aim to contribute to the development and updating of the skills of anyone who wants to get involved and continuously develop their professional skills over time, by opening FLEXA free of charge to anyone interested in using it. We strongly believe that there is a need for a very broad re-skilling process in our country and beyond, to ensure that managers, entrepreneurs and professionals stay up-to-date and develop their skills through an effective and rigorous tool such as FLEXA. This is why we have decided to make our platform available to anyone interested, free of charge”.