US online training company for technology professionals, Pluralsight, has opened its newest international headquarters in Sydney.
Additional operational centres will follow in Brisbane, Melbourne and Canberra to support the company’s growth in Australia and New Zealand.
According to IBIS World, the online education market in A/NZ has experienced annual growth of 14 per cent from 2009 to 2015 and the Australian Government has predicted a growth in the demand for technology-focused roles of 13 per cent in the next three years.
Pluralsight chief executive and co-founder, Aaron Skonnard, said the US training company's expansion throughout A/NZ supports the tremendous technology boom seen in the region.
“Technology is constantly evolving and companies are seeking solutions to help train and retain their employees. We are thrilled to have a local team that can assist A/NZ organisations with their continuous learning and development needs,” he said.
As part of Pluralsight’s growth strategy, the company made a series of acquisitions in the past 12 months including Code School, a learn-to-code platform used by more than 1.3 million people; Smarterer, a tool for assessing a user's technical ability quickly and in relation to his or her peers; and HackHands, an online mentoring platform for programmers.