Global Knowledge Offer Blended Learning Solutions

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<p><strong>Nashua, N.H. &mdash; July 12</strong><br />SkillSoft PLC, a provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to midsized businesses, and Global Knowledge, a privately held provider of training and enterprise learning services for information technology and management professionals, have announced the continued success of a strategic partnership through which the two organizations have delivered comprehensive, blended learning solutions for IT and business skills training.&nbsp; </p><p>Building on this long-term relationship, SkillSoft Courseware is now available via Global Knowledge distribution channels.&nbsp; </p><p>In addition, the SkillSoft Courseware is being bundled into creative, blended learning solutions to create more-relevant and efficient corporate learning solutions both companies offer.<br /><br />SkillSoft and Global Knowledge first partnered seven years ago, bringing together their e-learning and instructor-led training capabilities to successfully deliver blended learning programs for business and IT skills certifications such as Project Management Professional (PMP) and Cisco Certified Network Associated (CCNA).&nbsp; </p><p>Leveraging a variety of learning assets, including e-learning courseware, Books24x7, live mentoring services, online labs and instructor-led training, the blended solutions offer a comprehensive, relevant experience on the market while appealing to a wide range of learner preferences, significantly increasing retention and on-the-job application.<br /><br />The SkillSoft content assets complement Global Knowledge&rsquo;s IT and business skills curricula, including project management and technology companies&rsquo; courseware such as Cisco and&nbsp; Microsoft.&nbsp; </p><p>As a result, users can access a wealth of information resources on-demand, anytime and anywhere, further enhancing the learning experience while reinforcing acquired knowledge and skills. &nbsp;<br /><br />&ldquo;SkillSoft&rsquo;s long-standing relationship with Global Knowledge has enabled us to leverage their world-class instructor-led training, online labs and custom training to provide customers with the a comprehensive learning experience,&rdquo; said Jerry Nine, SkillSoft chief operating officer. &ldquo;Together, we have executed blended learning programs for a number of blue-chip clients, including Qwest, BellSouth and BearingPoint.&nbsp; </p><p>&quot;Based on the tremendous success of these deployments, our partnership has grown and evolved over time, and we anticipate that it will continue to thrive in the years to come.&rdquo;</p><p>Michael Fox, Global Knowledge senior vice president, agreed. <br /><br />&ldquo;The strategic partnership between Global Knowledge and SkillSoft has produced very positive solutions and results for our customers during the past several years,&rdquo; Fox said. &ldquo;It has provided significant value to our customers, who have benefited greatly from the creative blended learning solutions brought to market by leveraging our joint capabilities.&rdquo;</p>

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