A merger of marketing and development operations will provide clients with an end-to-end source for high-quality learning materials.

Ottawa, September 22, 2020: eLearnza and 4Forward Inc. today announced the formation of a partnership designed to provide client organizations with an end-to-end source for learning materials design and development, including:

  • instructional design
  • content development
  • web design services
  • e-Learning development

This newly combined operation will help clients create and deliver learning solutions that:

  • Deliver a consistent message across all media
  • Address diverse needs across the wide range of occupations
  • Support the competencies that are critical to an organization’s success
  • Are highly effective in delivering deeper understanding and improved skills

The new partnership will feature 4Forward Inc.’s proven instructional design process. Using a combination of interviews and focus groups the partnership will tap into organizational needs, skills and knowledge, creating learning blueprints that outline outcomes, objectives, and instructional strategies. The partnership will then create online and other learning content.

From that same blueprint, the partnership will rely on eLearnza’s talent to produce custom courseware including interactive web-based e-Learning modules. eLearnza’s professional services team will help with all aspects of e-Learning implementation—planning, developing and integrating e-Learning modules supporting critical competencies for each client.

This new partnership will focus on listening carefully, investing extra time to understand your organization’s needs and priorities. It will work to ensure your final product is well-tailored to your target audience, and supports your objectives. In other words, eLearnza and 4Forward will develop creative and effective learning materials that provide a custom fit for you.

About The Partners

eLearnza and 4Forward have been in business 24 and 29 years, respectively. Private sector clients include many small, medium and large organizations including MBNA, AT&T, Skillsoft, Xerox, Avaya, Starbucks, Compaq Computer Corporation (now part of Hewlett-Packard), Burger King, Toromont Industries, Lucent Technologies (now Alcatel-Lucent), Fuji Photofilm, Johnson & Johnson, and Bayer AG, to name a few.

On the public sector side they have worked with The National Association of Counties (NACo) (USA), The Government of Canada (ESDC, IRCC, CFIA, CSC, NRCAN, Global Affairs, Industry Canada, Health Canada and others), The State of Vermont, The Government of Ontario (Revenue, Health and Long-Term Care, others), The Association of Municipal Administrators (Nova Scotia), The Government of British Columbia (Jobs, Economic Development & Competitiveness), The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB), Saskatchewan Institute for Applied Science & Technology (SIAST), The National Research Council (NRC), The Mining Industry Human Resource Council, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), The Canadian Plastics Sector Council (CPSC) and Tourism HR Canada (THRC), among many others.

4Forward has also developed several tools supporting the development of Essential Skills, including many of the downloadable tools available on the website of Employment and Skills Development Canada (ESDC).

The new partnership will be based in Ottawa.