Digital Education Platform & Workforce Advantage Finalise Memorandum of Understanding

Digital Education Platform | Workforce Advantage CONNECT™ App Software Development

Article Updated, 7 July 2017

SkillsLive has been formed to execute a global commercialisation strategy for the Loft Group’s Digital Education Platform, establish in 2012. SkillsLive Edu Pty Ltd was recently acquired by Loft Ventures Pty Ltd with an established portfolio of technology companies focused on global opportunities though cloud infrastructure and scalable technology

The Loft Group is pleased to announce that the company has successfully entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Workforce Advantage.

The Memorandum of Understanding brings the Workforce Advantage principles and frameworks for effective collaboration together with the Loft Group philosophy and know-how of flip, self-organised and personalised learning principles.

The initial release will be Workforce Advantage’s CONNECT™ App. This software development project will provide leaders with an innovative resource to strengthen people leadership, collaboration, relationship building and personal development skills in business and corporate environments. The smart phone application will be available on iOS, Android and Windows platforms, enabling a mobile solution that delivers educational content on the go while collecting data for analysis across the business objectives.

Loft and Workforce Advantage plan to execute a “go to” market strategy for the CONNECT™ Application within Australia. Additional to the Australian market, there is considerable interest for the Loft Digital Education Platform to diversify and deploy on a global scale.

CONNECT™ is a “best-of-breed” solution that delivers measurable results within your organisation

If you need a framework and skill set that enables members in an enterprise to collaborate well in their daily routines within their teams, with each other, and with key stakeholders, then think CONNECT™.

CONNECT™ embeds new standards when it comes to collaborative routines and performance through:

  • Professionalism – CONNECT™ offers a clear perspectives on collaboration that promote shared understandings and proper use; its Collobor8 principles form a major part of this professionalism.
  • Practicality – CONNECT™ introduces its ENGAGE framework for ever-day conversations; ENGAGE is simple and memorable, and a place to where skills, techniques, and measures can be bundled together so that users have ready access to what they need when they need it.
  • Performance – CONNECT™ is designed for immediate use so users can gain experience with new techniques and frameworks where it matters; Connect encourages and facilitates user access to coaches and peers when it comes to assistance with performance challenges and sharing performance insights.
  • Personal development – CONNECT™ templates provide clear direction and enable individuals to plan and monitor their progress, and to target their development based on their specific.

Workforce Advantage CONNECT™

Workforce Advantage is a boutique firm that connects your business to perform, every day. Elevating your behaviours and capabilities to new levels; your people will get the strategy, get each other, and get the job done well; so it’s about enlisting the entire workforce to contribute to superior results. Clients embrace collaboration as a core work process, moving beyond corporate measurement and aspirations and equip people with the tools they need to collaborate in daily routines, discussions about change, re-design, and bargaining.

Workforce Advantage specialists distinguish the firm from other consultancies, offering a full solution that includes strategic advice, proven methodologies and capabilities, and “hands-on” implementation support. Workforce Advantage website:


Loft Group

Loft Group is a creative digital agency which specialises in providing business consultancy through software solutions. Established in 2007, the Australian company constructs purpose-built digital infrastructure for clients to create online communities and harness the organisation’s communications, education, and human connections into one place, accessible from any channel.

Loft Group lives and breathes a philosophy of customer intimacy and are committed to discovery, originality and entrepreneurship. With a Melbourne-based head office, the business is rapidly moving towards becoming a trusted business consultant, software developer and IT based business.

Find out more about the Loft Group at our website:


Skillslive Digital Learning Solutions

Skillslive is a learner-centric Learning Management System (LMS) and Learning Record Store (LRS) that is designed to help organisations increase learning engagement while enhancing an individual’s learning outcomes and improved organisational performance.

Skillslive enables on-demand education and contextual learning, collecting data and presenting analytics and insights to provide a 360° view within an organisation's learning ecosystem. Skillslive contributes to creating visibility across an organisation, its employees and contractors, plus aligning learning pathways with professional development, competencies, compliance, certification and accreditation.

Skillslive remains innovative and at the forefront of education technologies. Focusing on corporate learning ecosystems and the benefits that big data will contribute to creating visibility across an entire organisation at a local and global level. Additionally, the utilisation of cognitive systems that are able to exhibit adaptive, proactive and emotive behaviour. When implemented in support of educational activities a connection between communities and the process of learning, content delivery, assessment and collaboration can all be individualised, measured and presented in an enterprise dashboard. What drives this process is a common cognitive framework that humans use to inform their decisions: Observe, Interpret, Evaluate, and Decide.

Skillslive Pty Ltd was recently acquired by Loft Ventures Pty Ltd. Loft Ventures has a portfolio of technology companies focused on global opportunities though cloud infrastructure and scalable technology. SkillsLive was formed to execute a global commercialisation strategy for the Loft Group Digital Education Platform.


Digital Education Platform (DEP)

The Digital Education Platform is an enterprise grade mobile content delivery solution for education and training. The training application enables companies such as L'Oreal to deliver sales and product training to their entire national salon network, retail stores, staff and clients. Development of the training application commenced with Kerastase in 2011 and has since been deployed within the L’Oreal Professional Product Division Australia and New Zealand across global brands such as L'Oreal, Kerastase, Matrix and Redken.

The solution identifies with the need for a software application upon which an individual can engage with content through self-organised educational models, benefit from proven social collaboration and be encouraged through the sharing of their efforts with industry professional mentors and peer groups. The purpose of this tool is to assemble the large concepts of education and make them more accessible and consumable by the individual.

Our vision for the ideal digital classroom is emerging. It meets the needs of the students and the community that surrounds them. It assists in the creation of innovative content design and supports delivery and assessment. It provides opportunity for active learning and collaboration amongst peers and mentors by putting control into the hands of the individual. In short, it's not a room at all.