BP has signed a major e-learning deal to transform learning across its business – making use of the latest technology to enable a worldwide learning organisation.
The global deal, with e-learning provider SkillSoft, allows BP to supply up to 80,000 users with its own custom-developed training and third-party vendor modules as well as with SkillSoft and Books24x7 content.
Training and 24x7 online mentoring will be delivered through a BP customised and branded version of SkillSoft’s learning management system, SkillPort. BP will also have the ability to customise SkillSoft courses if required. SkillSoft’s entire courseware library of over 4,500 courses will be available to BP employees, contractors, and - in some areas – customers; including courses available in 15 languages.
e-learning content incorporates IT, desktop, business skills, and UK and US health & safety courses; 24x7 support for 50+ IT and project management certifications; and full access to over 7,000 online IT, desktop and business books via Books24x7. Users will be able to search on a specific topic and view all the resources available to them within seconds using the SkillSoft Search-and-Learn facility.
Claire Hamlin, Head of e-learning at BP said:
“This deal will enable us to create one consistent global platform for e-learning under our Weblearn portal, consolidating and delivering any type of learning - both formal and informal - right across the BP group.”
“Key to the success of the programme with be the mapping of the SkillSoft content to our competencies in all areas so that we can be more effective at equipping our employees with the right skills at the right time.”
About BP – www.bp.com
BP is one of the world’s largest petroleum and petrochemicals companies. Its main activities are exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas; oil refining, marketing and transportation; gas marketing and power generation; and the production and marketing of petrochemicals. The company also manufactures and sells photo voltaic panels for solar power generation and is actively looking at other forms of renewable energy, particularly hydrogen fuel cell technology.
BP has major operations in Europe, the USA, Australasia and parts of Africa and is expanding its presence in other areas - notably China, South East Asia, South America and Eastern Europe.
About SkillSoft – www.skillsoft.com (Nasdaq: SKIL)
SkillSoft is a major provider of comprehensive e-learning content and technology products for business and IT professionals within the Global 2000. SkillSoft’s multi-modal learning solutions support and enhance the speed and effectiveness of both formal and informal learning processes and integrate SkillSoft's in-depth content resources, learning management platform, virtual classroom technology and support services.
Content offerings include SkillSoft’s business and IT skills courseware collections; ITPro™, BusinessPro™, FinancePro™, EngineeringPro™, OfficeEssentials™, and ExecSummaries™ Referenceware® collections by Books24x7®; and health and safety compliance courseware by GoTrain. SkillSoft’s complementary technologies include SkillPort®, the company’s learning management platform with its powerful Search-and-Learn capabilities, and SkillSoft® Dialogue™, the company’s newly introduced virtual classroom offering with associated tools for blended learning solutions.
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