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Article26 is looking for partner educational institutions and it's learners for a joint implementation of professional career development cooperation projects in the African region so that you can be supported.

Article26 is a non-profit initiative from Germany. Our driving force is Maxpert GmbH, an accredited training house in Germany. Education is a human right – and not a privilege. Access to education is not equally distributed around the world. We see this as a problem, and we believe that we have a social responsibility to share our accumulated knowledge in further education.

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How can professional development boost your career?

Professional development means acquiring new skills through education and training before and after you enter the workforce. At Article26 we want to help you to do just that, which is why we offer high quality e-learning with associated internationally recognised certificates from leading accreditors.

Why is Professional Career Development important?

We believe that professional development is important because it can open up career opportunities, such as promotions. It can help you improve existing skills and learn new ones. Improving existing skills and learning new ones, we believe, will not only have an impact on your current job in the short and medium term, but also on the sustainable economic development of your country in the long term.

It can also help you stand out from other candidates. For example, showing on your CV that you have completed professional development programmes or gained additional industry certifications can highlight your expertise in your field.

Employees who take the initiative to learn on their own can show employers that they are open to new experiences and enthusiastic about developing themselves.

Personal Benefits of Professional Career Development for Students and  Employees

Learn new skills: Through professional development you can improve both your hard skills and your soft skills. Developing both types of skills is important to achieving your professional goals - and even some of your personal goals.

Build confidence and credibility: Adding additional skills or certificates from a training programme to your CV will boost your confidence in your abilities and show your credibility to employers. That shows commitment to your work and an interest in continuing to improve.

Develop leadership skills: A confident employee is likely to be a committed employee. If you take the step to develop yourself and expand your skills, the incentive to seek additional opportunities can continue to expand along with it.

Build your network: Professional development offers many opportunities for networking. Our eLearnings provide students and employees the chance to meet new people in their field and make new contacts.

Why our certificates are so important

The certificates found on our platform are globally recognised and respected because they test a true understanding of multiple topics such as Scrum, PRINCE2 and ITIL and how to apply them. As a result, world-class companies such as Microsoft, NASA and MTN have confidence in these skills.

All the certification exams provided by the accreditors embody the principles of each topic, while providing a way for you to assess your current skills and identify areas for improvement.

Upon successful completion of the exam, you will automatically receive your e-certificate as a download to your account on the exam provider's portal within 48 hours, or by email within two weeks.

In which subject areas do we want to support you?

In principle, our offering will not be limited to these topics, but will provide good practice in the topics that move the world and  will be in demand in today's and tomorrow's working environment. To this end, we are going to focus on the following themes:

  • Digital skills as it is becoming increasingly important to understand and use digital technologies as they facilitate access to education, work and information. We will offer courses in programming, data analysis, web design and marketing.
  • Language learning because we believe that learning languages is an important part of education, especially in a globalised world.
  • Artificial intelligence which is now on everyone's lips and cannot be ignored in important areas such as education and work. To this end, we will offer courses in machine learning or data science.
  • Sustainability and environmental protection as we have to deal with issues such as climate change and pollution, an extremely important topic. 
  • Soft skills that underpin the hard skills described above. Topics that are important to us here are teamwork, communication and leadership.
  • Health knowledge and skills are important aspects of education, especially at a time when the world is facing a pandemic. We want to offer courses on various health topics, such as nutrition, fitness and disease prevention.

How do we support your learning process?

Digitalisation is in full swing and there is a wide range of online training available. It is important to us that the learning experience of an eLearning is particularly good. That's why we make it a priority to offer you learners eLearnings that take learning psychology into account. But what makes them different?

Research in the field of learning psychology is working hard on the question of how a modern e-learning system should be structured in order to provide the best possible learning experience for the learner.

The findings so far are:

  • Social learning: Participants in online courses should be able to network and exchange with each other (Ministry of Education).
  • Gamification: Transferring game-like elements and processes to non-game contexts leads to faster learning and increased motivation (Herger, 2014).
  • Designing content according to learning preferences: Considering diversity and inter-individuality in the preferred learning media can contribute significantly to increasing motivation (Mandl & Hense, 2014).

Our eLearnings are designed according to these scientific findings and offers the most modern learning formats. It combines the requirements of learning theory with the latest media to create a digital learning world that goes far beyond the mere delivery of course content.

This makes the difference.

How do I get access to the eLearning?

If you are a learner and want to develop your skills and benefit from the training on the Article26 platform, you have two options:

  • You are part of an NGO, a public educational institution or an employee of a private organisation, so your organisation provides you with the training free of charge through Article26.
  • Or you have purchased the training yourself through A26.

Once you have access to the training, you have a limited time to complete the training and take your exam. Article26 gives a maximum usage period of 2 months. The advantage for you is that these are self-paced e-learnings, which means you can manage your time to complete the training as you wish, so you are very flexible as a learner and there are no constraints from us. 

The aim is for you to take the relevant exam at the end of the eLearning to validate your knowledge. This proof must be provided to the world's leading accreditors and publishers of exams and certificates. This usually takes the form of an online exam.

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