“MaRS Work & Learning brings innovators and entrepreneurs, companies, and institutions together and has a front row seat to emerging skillsets and the transforming workplace,” said Krista Jones, head of the MaRS Work & Learning Cluster. “Deep innovation-based relationships with partners like D2L will help us address the challenges of the modern workplace and enable the modern worker to acquire the skills and experience to succeed.”
The cluster, which hopes to work with the more than 200 companies disrupting the work and learning space, is tapping into a valuable resource as Waterloo-based D2L has established itself as a global leader in the education space; the company has 15 million learners on its platform and clients in Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil, and Singapore.
“At no other point in history has the nature of work been so disrupted. The entire notion of what employment is, how technology is used and the skills required to succeed are being fundamentally remade,” said Jeremy Auger, chief strategy officer of D2L. “This shift is driving a new global market for education solutions to support this transition in the workforce and help companies become true learning organizations. We are pleased to be partnering with MaRS to help drive this important work forward.”