Skillsoft + Skills Builder Partnership – Building the Essential Power Skills to Succeed

May 9, 2024 | What's Hot | 2 min read

The demand for continuous learning and skill development has become paramount in our ever-evolving professional landscape. At Skillsoft, we are committed to empowering individuals and organizations with the tools and resources they need to thrive in the digital age. That's why we are excited to announce our partnership with Skills Builder, a global social enterprise dedicated to building essential skills for success.

The Skills Builder Universal Framework is a clear and measurable approach that sets out eight essential skills – listening, speaking, problem-solving, creativity, staying positive, aiming high, leadership, and teamwork – that employers can adopt to support skills development across their outreach, recruitment, staff learning and development. The framework has been integrated into our AI-driven learning platform, Skillsoft Percipio, to enable learners to map their learning to the steps of the Skills Builder Framework to give rigor and focus to the explicit learning of these essential skills.

“At the heart of this partnership lies a shared vision of fostering a culture of continuous learning and skill enhancement,” said Agata Nowakowska, AVP EMEA, Skillsoft. “By combining Skillsoft's expertise in learning and development with Skills Builder's framework for essential skill-building, we aim to offer a holistic learning experience that empowers individuals to unleash their full potential.”


Skillsoft’s recently released Lean Into Learning report showed that all of the top 20 digital badges earned by learners last year were focused on power skills. While technical skills have long been the focus in most industries, this data emphasizes the growing importance of "soft" or power skills in navigating transformative technologies. 

As businesses strive to remain agile and competitive in an era of rapid technological advancements, inclusive of Generative AI, investing in skills-building initiatives that prioritize power skills as much as hard skills are crucial for building a future-fit workforce capable of thriving in the digital age.

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Benefits of the Skills Builder Partnership

Through this partnership, learners will access Skillsoft’s extensive range of courses, modules, and resources designed to cultivate essential skills that are indispensable in today's competitive landscape. Moreover, this collaboration will enable employers to nurture a skilled workforce capable of driving innovation, productivity, and growth. By investing in employee development, businesses can future-proof their talent pipeline and stay ahead of the curve in an ever-changing marketplace.

Another key benefit of this partnership is the flexibility it offers learners. With Skillsoft's user-friendly interface and Skills Builder's easy-to-follow framework, individuals can tailor their learning journey to suit their needs and preferences. Whether they prefer self-paced modules or interactive workshops, our platform caters to diverse learning styles, ensuring that everyone can thrive and succeed.

“Creating targeted and quality opportunities is the most meaningful and impactful way to build essential skills,” said Emma Reay, Head of Employer Programmes at Skills Builder. “We are delighted to see the innovative approach taken in this partnership with Skillsoft.”

Learn more about Skillsoft’s partners here.