Technology has changed at a rapid pace and along with it, the automation of a number of age-old jobs. Some of the most in demand skills were only created in the last decade, freelancing has become a viable career and online learning is almost mainstream. We increasingly want work which includes travel, impact and new technologies and we don’t expect to stay in one job our whole life anymore. Yet most of us still work 9 to 5, sit in an office and believe you need to go back to school to make a career change.
Education shouldn’t be a one time investment we make at the start of our careers, work should be flexible and blueprints should be available for even the most coveted jobs. We’re moving away from career ladders, and designing jungle gyms to inspire lifelong learning and experimentation.
We’ve made progress towards this goal by creating a platform where we can learn and use digital skills, by working with startups on projects that solve problems.
We co-develop our curriculum with the needs of the companies, and we’re building our community through partnering with accelerators and other innovative ecosystems.
Remote careers by teaching people how to work without physical limitations.
While we mostly target professionals in the first 10-15 years of their career, we’re also building a network of forward-thinking partner universities who share a goal of transforming the education experiences of their students to become more relevant, practical and technology-driven.Check out our uni page
QLC is a Singaporean company with a remote team based around the world. Catch up with us in Shanghai, Singapore, Hamilton, Cebu and Tel Aviv—for now 😉.
QLC started when co-founders Fei and Will realised that the only reason they had quit their consulting jobs in Australia and moved to Singapore to build a vintage furniture app was because they were both going through a quarter life crisis. They didn’t even like furniture very much. Instead, they found a whole new world of startups and community organisations in emerging markets with missions they knew their ex-colleagues or friends would love. But no one moved because it felt too risky.
They parked the furniture app (indefinitely) - and instead founded QLC with a goal to help people, just like their friends, access opportunities of all shapes and sizes and make career experimentation feel a little less risky.
Shortly after, they met Luke (who had just taken his own leap of faith from New Zealand to Myanmar,) and together they started building a platform that inspired and educated young professionals to get involved in new ideas outside their network. Since then, we have connected over 1,000 people to cross border projects from food to education and healthcare. We’re not only making career changes feel less risky, we’re also helping change-seekers learn the new world of work.
We worked with our first 100 project mentors, one by one, to understand the company needs and mindset when hiring. We reinvented the need to hire as a startup, using ideas from the apprentice-journeyman-master model of the Middle Ages.