For Immediate Release: Monday, July 20, 2020 (Edmonton, AB).
We Know Training announced today that it has successfully acquired Business Career College (BCC), Canada’s third largest provider of online training for the financial services and insurance industries. Founded in 1997, BCC works with over 300 financial companies across the country delivering numerous training and certification programs, including the Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) certification and Life License Qualification Program (LLQP).
“Business Career College has an exceptional reputation for course delivery and we’re excited to bring our teams together to begin transitioning their certification programs to our next generation RapidLMS training platform.”
– Tiffany Linke-Boyko, President of We Know Training
“Now more than ever, online learning needs to be highly engaging, available through powerful online training systems, and especially in heavily-regulated industries like financial services, using the most secure technology.”
We Know Training will also implement their LearnerVerified technology to the delivery of the new programs, optional security features including facial detection, authenticating government-issued ID, and biometric data. Additional options also exist to monitor attendance and flag prolonged absences or other anomalous activities.
“Safeguards like LearnerVerified technology are not yet industry-mandated, but we can anticipate that they will be in the future and at We Know Training we are committed to staying ahead of the curve,” says Linke-Boyko. “COVID-19 has changed the educational system at all levels, and with more people working and studying remotely our industry will need to continue to innovate with secure and defensible solutions.”
Based in Edmonton, Business Career College employs full and part-time instructors across the country who instruct in classrooms as well as through web-based platforms. Jason Watt, the lead Subject Matter Expert and former owner at BCC, is excited for the benefits this acquisition will bring his students. “BCC has always tried to provide the best possible experience to our students,” says Watt. “We Know Training’s proven technology and shared culture will set our students up for even greater successes. Personally, I will be able to put more effort into student outcomes and focus more than ever on developing proficiency within the financial advisory profession.”
We Know Training was founded in 2002, operating for years under the name Yardstick Software Inc. After several acquisitions and exponential growth, the company rebranded in January 2020 to We Know Training, better reflecting the business model of delivering training that matters and making online training more accessible, more reliable, and more secure than ever. Over 900 companies and 10 million+ learners have trusted We Know Training with their full-service online training solutions and innovative approach to eLearning.