Leading corporate education and training provider DeakinPrime and the innovative and new credentialing provider DeakinDigital today announce their merge to create a new entity, DeakinCo. DeakinCo. is focused on the future of work and will help forward-thinking organisations in Australia to adapt to the rapidly changing world of work through services that develop, measure and recognise the capabilities that matter most.

The merger brings together DeakinPrime’s track record as a trusted partner in corporate education and training for leading organisations across Australia for more than 25 years, with DeakinDigital’s disruptive offering in credentialing.

DeakinPrime and DeakinDigital CEO Simon Hann will continue his role at DeakinCo., overseeing the integration of the two entities in providing a seamless and holistic end-to-end offering that meet the learning and development needs of workplaces today and in the future.

Describing the merger as a natural progression, DeakinCo. CEO, Simon Hann says, “The explosion of technologies, globalisation and cultural shifts is not only transforming the way we work today, but also redefining the jobs we do now and in the future. The evolving world of work presents unique challenges and opportunities for businesses to navigate through. It is imperative for organisations to adapt to the rapidly changing workforce dynamics, in order to future-proof their business and people – this was the impetus for the merging of DeakinPrime and DeakinDigital.”

Mr Hann adds, “Our user-centric approach and innovations in credentialing, combined with our link to Deakin University put us in a unique position as the only learning and professional development partner with end-to-end capability enhancement offerings for workplaces. We believe the respective capabilities of the two organisations make it ideally placed to provide clients with solutions to enhance their workforce capabilities today and in the future. We look forward to working with our existing and new partners under DeakinCo."


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19 Apr 2017