LearnStream is an elearning company based in
Fredericton, Canada. The company was started in 1998 [Andre Veniot, Building a Dream, Telegraph Journal, May 1, 1998] through a leveraged management buyout of the product development group from its former parent company, FirstClass Systems Corp (now operating as Serebra Corp [Corporate Website for Serebra [http://www.serebra.com/company/corporate/] ] ).
The company was founded by entrepreneur Ken Reimer [Personal Website for Ken Reimer [http://www.kenreimer.com/] ] , who raised the capital and engineered the management buyout from the parent company. Reimer was previously president of FirstClass Systems product development corporation, and had previous entrepreurial adventures in Western Canada.
With a team of over 50 developers, LearnStream designs and develops high quality e-learning customized solutions for clients in North America and Europe. Although the company focused originally on IT training solutions, it later developed a client base in financial services, pharmaceuticals, international development, and defense.
One of the highest recognitions for the company was winning the Canadian New Media "Company of the Year" award in 2000 [LearnStream Nominated, Daily Gleaner, June 21, 2000] . Collecting many awards for its outstanding work includes numerous Cindy awards, KIRA Award,
K. C. IrvingQuality Award, and a number of Multimedia Producer awards [Training Wheels, AV Video Multimedia Producer, February 2001] .
The company was purchased in 2005 by Vitesse Learning and operates out of Fredericton,
As an eLearning pioneer based in Fredericton, LearnStream was a major player in the development of the eLearning workforce of instructional designers, graphic artists, media developers, programmers and others. Many LearnStream alumni have joined and now bring those skilss to other firms in the Fredericton area, including Bluedrop Performance Learning, SkillSoft, PulseLearning, Red Hot Learning, and Virtual Expert Clinics. The alumni remain in contact through a Facebook group for Former LearnStream Employees.
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