Skillsoft partners with Coursera to offer a seamless skilling experience

Apratim Purakayastha, Chief Product and Technology Officer at Skillsoft

Skillsoft, a platform for transformative learning experiences, announced a new integration partnership with Coursera, one of the largest online learning platforms. The deal will enable the firms’ joint clients to access Coursera for Business’ over 5,000 courses, 300 SkillSets, and 10,000 bite-sized Clips within Skillsoft Percipio, creating an immersive and seamless skilling experience and reducing the need for multiple learning platforms in the enterprise.

What does the integration mean for shared clients?

Research conducted by Skillsoft and IDG found that 83% of decision-makers have identified training and development as a critical priority. However, when selecting a learning partner, the respondents noted challenges with finding training programs that are comprehensive enough for all of their needs and needing deeper learning libraries applicable for the entire firm.

Blending premium, original content and a broad ecosystem of learning partner content, which includes Coursera, Skillsoft provides access to the right curricula wherever skill development is needed and across all modalities learners might seek to engage via a unified platform.

Coursera for Business provides world-class training content and credentials developed by top universities and companies to help organisations better deliver on strategic business goals.

In addition to granting access to Coursera for Business’ high-impact tech, leadership, and business content directly through Percipio, the integration enables shared clients to add Coursera content to custom learning channels. As a result, Skillsoft delivers increased value as employers seek to reskill and upskill talent to overcome critical skills and talent shortages.

What were the executives’ thoughts on the integration?

“We are excited about the opportunities this integration will bring to customers of Skillsoft and Coursera. Helping firms bridge critical skills gaps is no small task, and we recognise the importance of partnering with fellow industry leaders to make learning as widely accessible as possible,” said Apratim Purakayastha, Chief Product and Technology Officer, Skillsoft.

“Skillsoft is dedicated to delivering learning experiences that drive growth for employees and employers alike. This integration will bring even more choices of high-quality content to learners and further drive durable workforce transformation,” Purakayastha further said.

“Workforce disruption is forcing businesses to quickly adapt to a new skills landscape. This integration will streamline the learning journeys of clients, empowering them to effectively develop talent at speed and scale,” said Leah Belsky, Chief Enterprise Officer, Coursera.

“We are pleased to partner with Skillsoft to expand the accessibility of Coursera content and evolve the way organisations and employees harness learning to develop the high-demand skills needed to succeed in the digital economy,” Leah Belsky further commented.

“Our business and the needs of our customers are evolving daily, requiring a diverse set of new skills across the workforce. Skillsoft provides easy-to-access and engaging learning experiences that propel both our employees and business forward,” commented Stephan Kasulke, Cluster Lead HR Source & Select and Service Integration, Deutsche Telekom AG.

“The integration of Skillsoft and Coursera for Business brings an added layer of convenience and an even richer content library that will benefit Deutsche Telekom learners at every level.”