It’s never too late
In 2012, the Australian Allan Stewart made headlines worldwide: The 97-year-old great-grandfather had just completed his Master’s degree at university. “It’s never too late to broaden your horizons,” he reportedly said at the graduation ceremony.
SDG 4 – EDUCATION
Our comprehensive training program supports the fourth goal of the United Nations Agenda 2030.
Always keep on learning
Our employees around the globe spent some 2.5 million hours on training and skills development in 2020. 69 percent of what they learned was in digital learning formats.
Digital learning has been a well-established part of training and development at Deutsche Telekom for many years. In 2020, approximately 69 percent of all course hours were completed in digital form. Various different learning formats and systems have supported this trend toward more digital learning, such as:
The new Percipio learning platform could be called “the Netflix of learning”. It offers thousands of online courses, videos, and e-books. Percipio can also be used via an app.
Coursera is one of the world’s biggest suppliers of online courses at higher education level. The courses on issues such as big data, cyber security, the cloud, and artificial intelligence are provided by a network of around 200 universities.
In 2020, we hosted the first Group-wide digital learning day for all employees. Approximately 4,700 employees took part in more than 40 digital events for the premiere on October 7.
"You and Me"
All digital learning offerings are provided through a central page on our in-house social network “You and Me” (YAM). Among other things, anyone who would like to share their expertise can offer a “Learning from Experts” (LEX) session on the network, thus making it available to all colleagues worldwide.