Blackboard and Skillsoft Partner to Deliver Career-Development Content to Professional Learners

Powerful Tools for Professional Development Promotes Lifelong Learning

Jul 22, 2015, 17:15 ET from Blackboard Inc.

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc. today announced a partnership with Skillsoft, a global learning content provider, to enable direct delivery of high-quality content to professional learners via Blackboard's industry-leading teaching and learning platform.

The partnership will allow Blackboard to offer learners and instructors access to Skillsoft's vast library of rich professional training and certification content, including IT certification, compliance, risk mitigation, sales performance, talent management, HR, and skills development for professionals, faculty and students.   

"Learning never stops," said Jay Bhatt, Blackboard's President and CEO. "From K-12 into higher education, and beyond into professional environments, learning happens throughout our entire lives – and we know that. By pairing with Skillsoft's rich content library, we hope to enrich and enhance lifelong learning by helping to meet the needs of today's professional learners."

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About Blackboard Inc.
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. We challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. In partnership with our customers and partners in higher education and K-12 as well as corporations and government agencies around the world, our mission is to help every learner achieve their full potential by inspiring a passion for lifelong learning. For more information about Blackboard, follow us on Twitter @Blackboard.

About Skillsoft
Skillsoft is a pioneer in the fields of learning and talent management with a long history of innovation, providing cloud-based learning solutions for more than 6,000 customers and 19 million learners around the world. Drawing on a wealth of in-house experience, flexible delivery platforms and a comprehensive learning library, Skillsoft's customer support teams develop off-the-shelf and custom learning programs tailored to cost-effectively meet customer needs. Skillsoft's courses, books and videos have been developed by industry leading learning experts to ensure that they maximize business skills, performance, and talent development. For more information about Skillsoft, follow us on Twitter @Skillsoft.

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