Growing and Thriving IT Sector in Newfoundland and Labrador Provides Foundation for Continued Global Growth; Company Looking to Grow Regional Workforce in 2014
Desire2Learn (D2L), the EdTech company that created the world’s first truly integrated learning platform, today announced the grand opening of its Newfoundland and Labrador office in St. John’s. Located at 145 Kelsey Drive, St. John’s in the Bristol Court Office Park, the new open concept office space has helped the company attract the growing and highly skilled IT workforce in Newfoundland and Labrador.
“D2L provides an excellent example of the thriving communications and technology economy in Newfoundland and Labrador,” said the Honourable Terry French, Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural Development. “D2L already has tremendous synergies with our local education institutions, including the College of the North Atlantic and Memorial University. Establishing the office in our region will create more jobs and drive economic growth, and provide great collaboration opportunities with the innovative companies of our technology sector.”
“Having a global IT company like D2L expand their presence in Newfoundland and Labrador is positive news for our industry and for our province,” said Ron Taylor, CEO of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries. “D2L is an excellent example of the types of companies that we’ve been working hard to attract to our province for many years now, and one that will play a role in the future growth of the technology sector.”
Founded in 1999, D2L has emerged as the leading global provider of innovative education technology solutions. The company works with more than 1,100 global clients and reaches more than and 13 million individual learners worldwide. The new office opening further extends D2L’s positive impact on the region as it supports several local clients, including the College of the North Atlantic, Memorial University and Marine Institute and Camouflage Software Inc., as well as the Provincial Government.
“The grand opening of the Newfoundland and Labrador office is a tremendous step forward for our operations in the region and a reciprocation of the investment the community and government has made in D2L,” said John Baker, CEO, Desire2Learn. “With the province’s focus on building a community of highly skilled ICT professionals and the accessibility of career-ready graduates from both Memorial University and College of the North Atlantic programs, D2L is looking forward to hiring the best and brightest to help grow our company in this region. We are dedicated to creating solutions that break down the barriers to education for all. Our ability to tap into this workforce will provide the intellectual capital needed to continue to address education’s greatest challenges through technology.”
For more information, please visit www.desire2learn.com.