The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University Wins 2017 Skillsoft Innovation Award for Creating an Impact: Learning

[SYRACUSE, NY, April 18, 2017] – The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University announced that it has been honored by Skillsoft, the global leader in eLearning as a 2017 Innovation Award winner for demonstrating excellence in Creating an Impact: Learning. The IVMF was awarded for delivering outstanding business results using learning and talent solutions from Skillsoft during the annual  Skillsoft Perspectives Customer Conference.

“Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families is proud to be recognized by Skillsoft for our leading career skills program, Onward to Opportunity, in partnership with the Veterans Career Transition Program and Department of Defense,” said retired Col. Jim McDonough, Managing Director of Programs and Services. “Our free-of-charge, on-site and online career training tracks and learning pathways embody the innovation category. The program is built upon a unique corporate partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co., and delivered through the thought leadership expertise of Syracuse University. IVMF’s programmatic focus on serving exclusively transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses as well as industry awards such as this, solidify our leadership role providing learning solutions critical to our military-connected members and their families.”

“We congratulate the award winners who have achieved excellence in learning and talent management with Skillsoft and SumTotal,” said Bill Donoghue, chairman and CEO, Skillsoft. “This year’s event showcases how our customers and partners are using innovative ways to engage with their modern learners. It has been a fascinating journey to see how technology and accessibility is changing the shape of learning.  Networking discussions focused on trends, such as eLearning, micro-learning, multi-modal content, social learning, and mobile accessibility that are critical for today’s global companies. We are honored to recognize those who have creatively used our beautiful technology and engaging content to create a quantifiable impact for their employees and organizations.”

2017 Skillsoft Perspectives brought together more than 1,000 HR professionals and industry experts from organizations around the world to explore the new approaches in learning, how companies need to engage with the modern learner, and how organizations create consumer-led content and technology experiences. The awards were judged by an independent panel of thought leaders including industry analysts and subject matter experts from Skillsoft and SumTotal.

For more information on the 2017 Innovation Award winners.


About the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) is the first interdisciplinary national institute in higher education focused on the social, economic, education, and policy issues impacting veterans and their families. Through its professional staff and experts, the IVMF delivers leading programs in career, vocational, and entrepreneurship education and training, while also conducting actionable research, policy analysis, and program evaluations. The IVMF also supports communities through collective impact efforts that enhance delivery and access to services and care. The Institute, supported by a distinguished advisory board, along with public and private partners, is committed to advancing the lives of those who have served in America’s armed forces and their families. For more information, visit IVMF and follow the IVMF on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

About Skillsoft
Skillsoft is the global leader in eLearning. We train more professionals than any other company and we are trusted by the world’s leading organizations, including 65 percent of the Fortune 500. At Skillsoft, our mission is to build beautiful technology and engaging content. Our 165,000+ courses, videos and books are accessed more than 130 million times every month, in 160 countries and 29 languages. With 100% cloud access, anytime, anywhere. Visit Skillsoft.

Melissa Lane, Director of Corporate Communications

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