Digital Learning Provider Skills Union Raises US $ 1.5 Million to Launch Expansion


Singapore Skills Union, headquartered at $ 1.5M investment to follow specialized professional courses and degree programs for students from all over the world

SINGAPORE, July 8, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Skills union announced today a $ 1.5 million seed investment cycle, supporting its mission of closing the global technology skills gap through specialized professional courses that meet the needs of the rapidly growing technology sector.

The investment cycle was led by Online Education Services (OES), part of the Seek group of companies, with notable investors including KDV, Hustle Fund, Koh Boon Hwee, Siu Rui Quek, Ishreth Hassen, Sumardy Ma, Simin zhou and Anvesh Ramineni.

This is a significant milestone for Skills Union in its mission to become a global provider of accredited university courses, which promise ready-to-go graduates to tech companies in need of a digitally equipped workforce with reliable university degrees.

“Skills Union represents a partnership between learners, universities and employers, offering specialized part-time online professional courses that accelerate careers and businesses,” said Colin Mansell, CEO and co-founder of Skills Union. “This investment gives us the momentum we want to further develop our programs and have an impact on the lives of many more students.”

Skills Union offers courses demanded by high growth companies, such as software development, user experience design, and growth marketing, aimed at both consumers and businesses.

“We were impressed with Skills Union’s business offering, approach to growth and global outlook. Their product has many impressive features including a flexible and stackable course set with a clear path to accredited degrees. We look forward to working closely with them as they grow their business, ”said Denice pitt, CEO of OES.

“We are seeing a global shift in the way universities and employers work together to close the skills gap, and we are truly excited to be able to play our part in the current revolution we are witnessing in tech education. “

Skills Union takes its place in a rapidly growing online education sector, which is expected to reach we $ 660 billion by 2027. APAC represents a third of the global market and is expected to experience the fastest growth during this period.

Since its creation in Singapore in 2020, Skills Union partnered with institutions such as that of Singapore Nanyang Technological University and that of London University of Ravensbourne. It has a growing network of academic partners in the UK and US

About the Skills Union: Skills Union offers cohort-based, accredited active learning courses in partnership with leading universities and employers. Their career-focused content ranges from software engineering and UX / UI design to growth marketing and digital entrepreneurship. To learn more about Skills Union, click here: To explore course information and register as a student, click here:


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