By Kevin Duffer, vice president, public sector for SkillSoft
Since 1996, we’ve been honored to be able to support the United States Army with quality e-learning solutions. In the past five years alone, Army users have completed more than 5.4 million courses supporting a wide range of professional development needs and resulting in significant cost avoidance. We’re excited to announce this morning that the Army has decided to renew their five-year contract with SkillSoft and our long term partner, MILVETS. MILVETS has been SkillSoft’s partner in supporting the Army since 2006 and this relationship will continue with SkillSoft as a subcontractor to MILVETS in this new award that was set-aside for small businesses.
SkillSoft and MILVETS will continue to play a key role in supporting the Army’s learning initiatives, including providing courses and supporting reference material covering leadership development, performance management, Six Sigma and IT security certifications. More than 400 courses are eligible for college credit through the American Council for Education. These programs will continue to be offered through the Army e-Learning Program which provides soldiers with immediate access to more than 5,000 online courses, 23,000 Reference Books in four distinct collections, several KnowledgeCenters and much more. In addition, the Army will employ a range of SkillSoft solutions including the SkillPort platform, Well-BeingEssentials and Enhanced Support, with a dedicated Army Help Desk.
We are very proud of the role we play in providing Army soldiers and civilians with the tools and content resources to support the Army’s culture of continuous learning. We are extremely pleased that the Army continues to value ongoing learning and education, and we look forward to continuing this mutually beneficial partnership for years to come.