John Wiley and Sons Inc. has announced a strategic partnership with PwC’s Academy Middle East, the talent and skills development business of PwC Middle East, to provide virtual Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam preparation in the Middle East region, including UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon and Qatar. This partnership will address the need to continually upskill, especially as the world contends with the economic impact of COVID-19.
PwC Middle East’s 23rd Annual CEO Survey shows that 80% of CEOs consider a shortage of skills in the workforce a potential threat to their organisation’s growth prospects, while 70% of CEOs recognise that they must maximise the potential of existing staff through upskilling programs. The global pandemic has highlighted the need for resilience in today’s workforce and accelerated transformation that was already underway. This shift presents a critical opportunity for workers to utilise this time to upskill and reskill, with 96% of adults believe that learning new skills and retraining will improve their future employability, according to PwC’s 2020 New World New Skills survey.
This partnership will benefit students, societies and institutions looking for global, state of the art online learning tools, matched by localised support and service. Learners can now access best-in-class training, equipped with Wiley’s state of the art learning platform, study materials, assessments, and mock exams for an unparalleled learning experience to ensure the best possible outcomes for the CPA qualification.
Wiley and PwC’s Academy Middle East will host a complimentary introductory online session on August 25 to learn more about the CPA journey, including the eligibility criteria, the process, and what career advancement opportunities are available following completion of the qualification. Those interested can register here.
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