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Skillsoft Provides Free Access to Pandemic Flu Course

12 May 2009

SkillSoft, a leading provider of e-learning and performance support solutions, has made available a concise, timely and informative Pandemic Flu Awareness course free of charge, in response to the growing worldwide pandemic concerns of the swine flu. SkillSoft will also provide two other courses directly related to disaster preparedness for emergency planning to the public.

As a result of the World Health Organisations (WHO) decision to raise the alert over swine flu level to five, SkillSoft has swiftly offered an existing one hour easy-to-follow online course which provides valuable information and guidance on how a pandemic could occur and the measures that organisations and families can take to minimise the effects.  

It also gives basic guidelines for a pandemic preparedness plan to help individuals ensure they are ready to respond effectively if necessary.

According to SkillSoft Vice President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Glenn Nott, the decision for SkillSoft to have available this material is a true reflection on SkillSoft's ability to tap into our rich resources and create courses that will benefit the wider community when challenges occur that affect our everyday lives, locally and globally.

"Over the last week, I have witnessed the growing concerns amongst employers and employees with the swine flu outbreak and they are information-hungry for knowledge on how to protect their staff and their business the best they can." he said.

The Pandemic Flu Awareness course is designed to provide vital information that can be used by organisations to help create a contingency plan to minimise potential impact on day-to-day operations. The online course features the following:

SkillSoft's Pandemic Flu Awareness course is available at

About SkillSoft
SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL) is a leading Software as a Service (SaaS) provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small- to medium-sized businesses.
With its Asia Pacific headquarters in Melbourne, 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.
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