Soft Skills Training Market Goes Global: 2023-2029 Forecast and Opportunities

Embarking on an upward trajectory, the Soft Skills Training Market is poised for a substantial CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period, with an anticipated market size reaching nearly US$ 35.67 billion by 2029.

Navigating Corporate Horizons: The Role of Soft Skills

In today’s professional landscape, employers seek more than just technical expertise; they value resourcefulness, ethics, and self-direction, underlining the pivotal role of soft skills. As the employment landscape undergoes a transformative shift, the lack of soft skills in applicants has reshaped corporate hiring practices, emphasizing the significance of effective communication and interpersonal capabilities.

Multilingual Training: A Global Approach

A critical facet of soft skills training is language proficiency. Recognizing the diverse linguistic landscape, companies like Skillsoft Corporation are launching training sections in multiple languages. Skillsoft has notably delivered content in both French and English worldwide, catering to the varied linguistic needs of its users.

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Market Drivers and Challenges

The global soft skills training market is driven by the widening skill gap in developing countries and the proliferation of online training platforms. Providers are focusing on developing innovative courses tailored to meet specific trainee needs. However, challenges such as limited awareness regarding the importance of soft skills and the availability of online courses may impede market growth.

The Digital Paradigm: Online Training Takes Center Stage

The market is segmented based on delivery mode, with online training expected to witness the highest CAGR of 14%. The increasing adoption of online education facilities, exemplified by platforms like edX, Inc., is a key driver. EdX, established by MIT and Harvard University, offers a non-profit, open-source learning destination with a global reach.


by Delivery Mode

Regular/ Offline

by Soft Skill

Management & Leadership
Administration & Secretarial
Communication & Productivity
Personal Development

by End Users

Energy and Power
Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
IT & Telecom
Media & Entertainment

by Sourcing


by Channel Provider

Corporate/ Enterprise

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Regional Dynamics: North America Takes the Lead, Asia Pacific Emerges Strong

In 2022, North America held a significant market share and is expected to maintain its dominance, driven by digital usage, awareness of fast learning programs, and new applications in corporates and educational institutes. Asia Pacific, exhibiting a massive shift in the education industry, is projected to experience the highest CAGR during the forecast period, fueled by a burgeoning population and government support for training and development courses.

Key Players Shaping the Future

  1. edX, Inc.
  2. Pearson PLC
  3. NIIT Limited
  4. The Insights Group Ltd
  5. Tata Interactive Systems
  6. Skillsoft Corporation
  7. D2L Corporation
  8. Articulate Global, Inc.
  9. QA Ltd.
  10. New Horizons Worldwide, LLC

Recent Developments: A Glimpse into Market Evolution

In January 2018, New Horizons Worldwide, LLC launched the Center for Leadership and Development program, offering a suite of courses for business professionals across domains.

A Comprehensive Analysis: Unveiling the Future

This report aspires to provide a comprehensive analysis of the Global Soft Skills Training Market. It meticulously covers all aspects, including market size, trends, key players, and a detailed study of industry dynamics. PESTEL, PORTER, and SVOR analyses contribute to a holistic understanding of market forces, empowering decision-makers with valuable insights.

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