Career-Specific Technical Skills

York University School of Continuing Studies Joins D2L Wave

Toronto (CA), July 2021 - D2L Inc., a global learning technology leader, has announced that the York University School of Continuing Studies has joined the D2L Wave platform to provide working professionals with opportunities to upskill and reskill within one centralized and easy-to-use cloud-based platform.

York University School of Continuing Studies delivers cutting-edge market-responsive programs to working professionals to enhance their skills quickly and comprehensively, and to corporations to plan and upskill their workforce. The school's programs have won many awards for quality and innovation. Drawing students from 90 countries, the York University School of Continuing Studies has grown rapidly to become one of North America's largest and most respected providers of short professional programs.

"We are constantly developing new programs with employers to fill Canada's largest skills gaps and are thrilled to be able to enhance the ease with which employees access our programs through D2L Wave," said Tracey Taylor-O'Reilly, Assistant Vice-President, York University School of Continuing Studies. "Through D2L Wave, our professional-education programs will provide a way for working professionals to access new knowledge, skills, and practical applied experience to demonstrate how they can add value in their current role and prepare for new roles or career paths within their organization."

"We are proud to partner with York University School of Continuing Studies to add their programs to D2L Wave," said John Baker, President and CEO of D2L. "Wave gives our corporate clients an easier way to gain the skills they need for the future of work - and enables employees with a better professional development experience for career progression."

The school offers professional programs in high-demand and emerging career fields - many of which are the first to market in Canada. Codesigned and delivered by senior industry leaders, their professional programs feature experiential learning methods that help students develop career-specific technical skills and robust cross-functional expertise.

York University School of Continuing Studies' unique cohort-delivery model also allows students to advance through their program at an accelerated rate in tandem with their peers, enabling them to form meaningful professional connections with their classmates and instructors.