Back in December, we announced that Skillacademy had entered into an agreement to be acquired by Skillsoft. Today, I’m thrilled to share that the acquisition is complete, and Skillacademy is officially joining Skillsoft. This is a huge milestone for the Skillacademy community and our team, and I’m especially excited about the opportunities ahead for our learners.
Everything you know and love about the Skillacademy brand, product, and learning experience is the same today as it was yesterday. We’re excited that over time we will deliver even more products, curriculum, and learning experiences to help our learners thrive throughout the course of their careers. This means we can expand our content across domains like cloud computing and DevOps, as well as explore new modes of learning like coaching and in-person training. The Skillsoft team will also help us grow Skillacademy internationally.
Skillacademy will continue to support individual learners and businesses, with the Skillsoft team helping us scale our work with Skillacademy for Business. Working with over 75% of the Fortune 1000, Skillsoft will help us bring Skillacademy to some of the world’s biggest companies and their workforces – so that we’re not only helping businesses succeed, but also empowering the people they employ.
Whether someone is learning on their own or inside of a company, our vision for Skillacademy is to become a lifelong companion for every person working in tech. We recently helped a UK-based learner named Lloyd, who used Skillacademy to land his first programming job as an assistant application developer. Within his first week, Lloyd’s new employer was encouraging his entire team to use Skillacademy to study React while at work. This is the learner journey we want to support in the future, and we’ll continue evolving the Skillacademy platform to address every stage in a person’s career.
Driving our mission forward
Over the past ten and a half years since founding Skillacademy, our priority has been serving our learners and empowering them to lead inspiring careers in technology. That stays the same as we enter this new chapter, and working with Skillsoft allows us to take our mission to the next level. With more resources and a bigger platform through Skillsoft, we’ll be able to reach more learners and make an even bigger impact on their lives and careers. And when I think about the Skillacademy of the future, that’s what excites me the most.
Thank you to every learner who’s been a part of our journey so far – you are the reason we’re here today and why we continue to move forward. I can’t wait for what’s still to come.