The WISE Awards


Mr. Mike Feerick

Position: Founder and CEO, Alison
Country: Ireland

Mike Feerick is the Founder and CEO of Alison, one of the world’s largest free learning platforms for basic education and workplace skills with 2m graduates of its 1,000+ free online courses. Mike believes traditional education and training systems are not fit for purpose, being too slow, too expensive, to shallow in the breath of offerings they provide, and overall, too inaccessible for all. He believes all costs in education must be driven towards zero for the learner, to enable the full promise of equality and equal access that technology offers. Alison was a WISE Award winner (2013).

2017 Session