NASHUA, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 3, 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 that China's top provider of e-learning technologies and education resources, Ambow Education Group, has signed a multi-million dollar agreement spanning several years with SkillSoft Asia Pacific (SkillSoft) as its exclusive distributor to the Chinese enterprise and government markets.
Under the agreement, SkillSoft and Ambow will partner to represent and offer SkillSoft's e-learning solutions and resources. This multi-million dollar agreement will enable Chinese enterprises and governments with localized content and structure in simplified Chinese, local support, and access to SkillSoft's popular curriculum.
"Ambow's confidence in SkillSoft's solutions will greatly enable us to effectively meet local needs, especially those in the industrial and government sectors," said Jin Huang, Chief Executive Officer of Ambow Education Group. "We look forward to a successful long-term partnership."
Solutions to be offered under this partnership include SkillSoft's award-winning IT Courseware Library, Business Skills Course Collection, KnowledgeCenters and Environmental Safety & Health Course Collection. These solutions were lauded by the popular Elearning! Magazine as being "best-in-class".
"With Ambow's experience in China, and more importantly its commitment, we are confident that SkillSoft will have great success in providing top-class services to the Chinese market," said Glenn Nott, Vice President and Managing Director of SkillSoft Asia Pacific.
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 18,000 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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About Ambow Education Group
Ambow Education is China's leading provider of e-learning technologies and education services. The company offers an innovative student-centric approach which transforms the learning experience. Ambow partners with higher-learning institutions and enterprises to provide learning services that complement the national curriculum. The company offers high-quality e-learning content and the 'human touch'.
For more information on Ambow Education Group, please visit: http://www.ambow.com.
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