NASHUA, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 2, 2008--SkillSoft
PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL), a leading SaaS provider of e-learning and
performance support solutions for global enterprises, government,
education and small to medium-sized businesses, today announced the
release of two new learning solution packages designed to help
organizations manage the challenges resulting from the current economic
climate. This initiative marks the first time SkillSoft has bundled its
solutions in such a highly focused manner.
"Organizations around the globe are grappling with fast-changing
economic conditions and facing difficult decisions that have serious
impact on the lives of employees at every level," said John Ambrose,
Senior Vice President of Strategy, Corporate Development & Emerging
Business for SkillSoft. "Our goal is to arm organizations with learning
resources to support employees who are directly affected by a related
workplace event and to also help these companies function as effectively
as possible in a time of restructuring and uncertainty."
At a time when companies are faced with having to make difficult
staffing decisions, the Career Transitions bundle provides helpful
resources for employees who are part of a layoff or workforce reduction.
The package contains resources that focus on skills such as career
planning, job seeking, interviewing, personal finance and stress
management, resume writing, professional development and communication
The Business Performance in a Challenging Economy bundle is tailored to
managers and executives who are leading organizations through this
period of intense change and uncertainty. The package includes content
on topics such as corporate strategy; financial planning and budgeting,
understanding global economic markets and helping employees manage
Both packages feature a sampling of targeted SkillSoft courses, books
and videos that have been combined by SkillSoft's subject matter experts
to best suit the needs of today's business professionals.
The Career Transitions package includes 30 interactive online courses,
50 fully digitized books and a selection from SkillSoft's Leadership
Develop Channel(TM), a video-based learning portfolio providing on-demand
videos featuring bestselling business authors, experts and CEOs, all of
which are from SkillSoft's current library of learning assets.
The Business Performance in a Challenging Economy package includes 39
interactive online courses, 50 books and a selection of Leadership
Development Channel(TM) videos. In addition, books and videos can be
accessed on a PDA during travel or at off-site locations.
The Career Transitions and the Business Performance in a Challenging
Economy solution packages are both available today.
For more information on SkillSoft please visit www.skillsoft.com
SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL) is a leading SaaS provider of on-demand
e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises,
government, education and small to medium-sized businesses. SkillSoft
enables business organizations to maximize business performance through
a combination of comprehensive e- learning content, online information
resources, flexible learning technologies and support services.
Content offerings include business, IT, desktop, compliance and
consumer/SMB courseware collections, as well as complementary content
assets such as Leadership Development Channel video products,
KnowledgeCenter(TM) portals, virtual instructor-led training services
and online mentoring services. SkillSoft's Books24x7(R) product offering
includes access to more than 20,000 digitized IT and business books, as
well as book summaries and executive reports. Technology offerings
include the SkillPort(R) learning management system,
Search-and-Learn(R), SkillSoft(R) Dialogue(TM) and virtual classroom.
SkillSoft courseware content described herein is for information
purposes only and is subject to change without notice. SkillSoft has no
obligation or commitment to develop or deliver any future release,
upgrade, feature, enhancement or function described in this press
release except as specifically set forth in a written agreement.
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Donna Keenan, 603-821-3211
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