3 June 2008
China's number one provider of e-learning technologies and education resources, Ambow Education Group, has signed a multi-million dollar partnership over several years with SkillSoft Asia Pacific (SkillSoft) as its exclusive distributor to China's enterprise and government markets.
Under the agreement, SkillSoft and Ambow will partner to represent and offer SkillSoft's
e-learning solutions and resources. This partnership will provide Chinese enterprises and governments with localised content and structure in simplified Chinese, local support, and access to SkillSoft's popular curriculum.
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".
According to Mr Glenn Nott, Vice President and Managing Director of SkillSoft Asia Pacific, SkillSoft is thrilled with the opportunity to enable businesses and governments in China with proven solutions.
"The combination of Ambow's experience in China, SkillSoft's solutions and our mutual multi-year commitment leaves us confident that we can bring to the Chinese market top-class services." he said.
Agreed Ms Jin Huang, Chief Executive Officer of Ambow Education Group, "Ambow's confidence in SkillSoft's solutions will greatly enable us to effectively meet local needs, especially those in the industrial and government sectors. We look forward to a successful long term partnership."
About SkillSoft Asia Pacific ("Skillsoft AP")
SkillSoft Asia Pacific, headquartered in Sydney Australia, is a division of SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL). 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 organisations to maximise business performance through a combination of comprehensive e-learning content, online information resources, flexible learning technologies and support services.
For more information on SkillSoft Asia Pacific, please visit: http://www.skillsoft.com.
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.