One of Australia’s leading innovators in online courses and micro-credentials, RMIT Online announced the appointment of the executive Nic Cola as its new CEO. Mr. Cola has extensive experience leading digital transformation across education, media and travel sectors.
What does Cola bring to RMIT Online in the role?
Prior to RMIT Online, Mr. Cola was Open Colleges‘ Managing Director in Australia for over four years and oversaw the rapid growth of the group’s online courses and student enrolments.
RMIT Online partners with top firms including Accenture, AWS, Salesforce and IBM to develop online courses and micro-credentials that deliver practical in-demand skills aligned with current market needs. Students learn about areas such as AI, Data Analysis, Digital Marketing or Cybersecurity with professionals from some of the best companies in Australia.
“I’m grateful to help contribute to an institution that is changing the parameters of education in Australia and playing a critical role in preparing our workers for the future,” says Cola.
What does the appointment mean for RMIT Online?
“We are delighted for Nic Cola to lead RMIT Online’s next chapter,” said Professor Alec Cameron, Vice-Chancellor and President of RMIT University commenting on the appointment.
“The world of work and the trajectory of careers are changing, and we must provide fit-for-purpose education in emerging areas. Nic will lead the expansion of RMIT Online’s solutions for lifelong learning, through online micro-credentials and postgraduate qualifications that will help businesses and individuals upskill and reskill in high-demand areas,” says Cameron.
Mr. Cola will commence on 3 April 2023.