Where are they now?

We heard some inspiring stories from learners at Fusion. Here’s an update from one of those learners—Joe Kelly from Federal Express and now recent graduate of University of Memphis!

I’m a college graduate.”

A few weeks ago at Fusion, we had the opportunity to hear how the LiFE program, a collaboration between University of Memphis and FedEx delivered on the Brightspace platform, has had an impact on Joe Kelly, a front-line manager at FedEx.

Last week, Joe, along with a few other FedEx employees, graduated from University of Memphis, exactly one year to the day that the program was launched at the FedEx Memphis hub.

Here are a few pictures from that day. We also spoke with Joe a couple of days ago, just before he was heading outside to do some plane de-icing training for the upcoming winter season. He passed along his thanks to D2L for hosting him at Fusion and shared how completing his degree filled such an enormous gap in his life. He remarked that this was the first time in his life that he was excited about where the future could take him and what will come next.

Joe Kelly Graduation Pictures

Joe Kelly Graduation Screen Picture

Isn’t that amazing?

We are inviting Joe to our Chicago Skills Summit and CLO Symposium conference in October to share his story about lifelong learning with that audience and to further our thought leadership discussions on upskilling in the workplace and educator/employer workforce partnerships.