About Skillsoft

Who we are

Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of learning with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud-based learning solutions for our customers worldwide, who range from global enterprises, government and education customers to mid-sized and small businesses.

Our courses, books and videos have been developed by industry-leading learning experts to ensure that they build talent and develop a more knowledgeable, productive and valuable workforce. Our customer support teams draw on a wealth of in-house experience and a comprehensive learning e-library to develop both packaged and custom learning programs tailored to our customers' needs.

We currently serve over 6,000 customers and more than 19,000,000 learners worldwide and provide continuing, hands-on support to assist them in maximizing their ongoing success. To read more, click here to download our corporate brochure.

Company history

Founded in 1998, Skillsoft Corporation is the product of a 2002 merger with SmartForce, a leader in IT courseware that was founded in 1989.

Since 2002, Skillsoft has continued to be a leader in the field of learning, growing the business organically and through acquisition. We completed the acquisition of NETg from The Thomson Corporation in 2007, in 2011 we acquired Element K from NIIT and in 2012 we acquired ThirdForce Group PLC (Mindleaders).

In May 2010, Skillsoft was acquired by SSI Investments III Limited, a company formed with funds sponsored by Berkshire Partners LLC, Advent International Corporation and Bain Capital Partners, LLC.

Skillsoft has grown from its early days as a provider of IT and business skills elearning, and now offers learning solutions that include digitized books, videos, simulations, a learning management system, content development tools, and a range of services to ensure that our customers can effectively leverage our solutions to achieve their business goals.

Awards & recognition

Skillsoft consistently earns recognition from our industry's best-known publications and analyst firms. Some recent honors: