RELX International, Liyab team up to roll out PH-first RELX Academy

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RELX International has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with local social enterprise Liyab to help facilitate the rollout of RELX Academy, which seeks to train and produce aspiring entrepreneurs and aid them in establishing their own businesses.

Liyab, an organization that empowers the next generation of the Filipino workforce through learning content and career support services delivered online, will work closely with RELX International to reach out to participants in its dedicated network to provide university-level entrepreneurship courses.

Established in 2020, Liyab has worked with a variety of companies, academic institutions, and student organizations to support younger Filipinos in realizing their career goals.

RELX Academy

A global initiative under the company’s recently launched RELX Pledge, the RELX Academy will be first launched in the Philippines, where micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) account for 99.5% of registered businesses in the country.

Through the program, and in partnership with top online course provider edX, RELX will sponsor curated entrepreneurship courses crafted by top universities like Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of British Columbia. Topics like the fundamentals of entrepreneurial operations and designing successful and sustainable business models will be tackled.

RELX will also be providing graduates interested in operating a RELX store with support of up to P300,000 including product support of up to P1.7M. These entrepreneurs will likewise gain incentives like design support, furniture support, opening promotion, and training, without shelling out any franchise fee.

The RELX Academy is an initiative of the company’s Green Shoots program that aims to champion entrepreneurship and empower small businesses around the world. These were recently launched as part of the RELX Pledge, a three-pronged global initiative that seeks to protect minors through the Guardian Program, consumers through Golden Shield, and empower economic livelihoods through Green Shoots.

RELX and Liyab Learning are now accepting enrollees for RELX Academy. Those interested can now sign up here.

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