Desire2Learn Incorporated is recognized for their outstanding contribution to supporting youth in the community and their practice of successful business philosophies.
Desire2Learn Incorporated (“Desire2Learn”), a leading provider of enterprise teaching and learning platforms, today announced it is the recipient of the Junior Achievement Business of the Year Award.
Last week, on November 3, Junior Achievement of Waterloo Region hosted the first annual “Business Spirits Awards” to recognize businesses that enhance community life in the Waterloo Region. Desire2Learn was amongst 14 organizations nominated for the Business of the Year Award.
The Business of the Year Award recognizes a company that is outstanding in all areas of business with a history of leading-edge marketing strategies, supporting youth throughout the community, exceptional corporate citizenship and high quality standards.
“As a company built on entrepreneurship, we understand the importance and impact that the work that Junior Achievement programs have on youth. As a business, it is our mandate to build and deliver solutions that enhance the learning experience. The efforts of Junior Achievement are aligned with this and we are truly honored to contribute to their mission,” states John Baker, President & CEO, Desire2Learn Incorporated.
A Desire2Learn employee, Heather Hennessy, was also recognized for her hard work as a volunteer Consultant for the Junior Achievement Company Program for the past seven years. Heather was nominated in the Mentorship category focused on utilizing effective and innovative ways to inspire youth and equip them with the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need to succeed in business.
“We share this award with the other nominees who ensure the Waterloo Region is a rich community to live and work in,” States Baker.