Ecommerce platforms like Seo and Skillshare are growing fast, but they’re often slow to deliver their services.
And with only a handful of them offering training in a variety of areas, many are finding it difficult to recruit, train and retain new talent.
Seo Training Oxford, a New York-based platform with over 20,000 students in a wide range of industries, is aiming to change that by partnering with more established companies.
Its mission is to create a community for those with the skills to deliver training to companies across the globe.
“It’s a community where we get to learn together and share ideas and get our training and practice together,” said Ecommerce and Training Director Matt Schott.
“So we get a real platform to bring people together, where they can actually get their skills and their training and experience together.”
Training Oxbridge students from different industries is one of the things that makes the platform unique.
The platform has an on-demand, flexible model that lets anyone from anywhere in the world attend one of its sessions, while the program itself costs just $1.25 per hour.
“Our model is that if you’ve got the skill and experience, you can get a lot more done, especially in the business of online training,” said Schott, who says the students get feedback on their progress throughout the day.
Seomanship, the second-generation platform from the UK-based startup Nautilus, has a similar model, with students able to take part in two hours of training in just two days.
But for Seomerson, it’s not just about getting training, but getting the right people to learn the right skills.
“You want people who are motivated, who want to learn, who are open-minded, who don’t just sit in front of the computer and type away at it,” he said.
“They want to go out and do it themselves.”
In the United States, Seomation is launching its first program in the near future, and the company says it expects to have more than a dozen training courses available in the coming weeks.
“There’s a lot of excitement around the fact that this is a new model,” Schott said.
He expects the company will expand its training program as more companies adopt the platform and make it available to other businesses.
“We think the model is really going to be really interesting for companies to try and embrace.”
To get started, head to the Seomations site, where you can see how to register and sign up for a course, and get started with your first class.
Seismic training is already being used to train tech employees in many industries, from the energy industry to healthcare, and has been a boon for companies in the space.
“Companies are really excited about it,” said David Matson, CEO of the Boston-based Seismics training and consulting company.
“I think people are getting a lot out of it.”
Seismy is also launching a new service, Seismonic Training, to help businesses train workers for jobs in various industries, including health care.
“The goal is to help companies train people who can really help with their workforce,” said Matson.
“Seismy has a real value proposition here that is really about giving people a real chance to get their feet wet and start learning how to become leaders in the future.”
Training is also a key part of the Seismes plan to be able to quickly move from a small company to a global company.
In the near term, Seisms training plans to expand to provide training to startups in areas like robotics, manufacturing, engineering, and more.
Seisms goal is also to open up a platform for companies that have not been able to secure enough resources to do a full-on full-time training program, like the Seisms Training Lab.
“With this, we’re opening up a place for these startups to get the training they need to really be able compete with the best,” said Seismys CEO Andrew McVicker.
“And if we can help them do that, we’ll really be really happy with that.”
Training, he said, is one key component to building a sustainable, scalable company.
For more on the training industry, check out Fortune’s primer on the industry.