Skills, knowledge, and motivation of the software engineering workforce are essential prerequisites for maturing software development. But lack of adequately educated human resources has become an obstacle for growth of the software industry. The CORONET approach aims at relieving the difficult situation by facilitating an innovative methodology and tool support for web-based collaborative learning at the workplace. This paper describes the most important features of the CORONET system consisting of the learning methodology CORONET-Train and the e-learning platform WBT-Master. Particular focus is put on innovative functionality that supports collaborative learning at the workplace and on knowledge management aspects.