Yardstick makes Alberta Venture magazine’s “Fast Growth 50” list


January 11, 2017 3 minutes min. read

Yardstick Testing & Training was ranked #11 in the January 2017 edition

This is the 9th time Yardstick has been listed as one of Alberta’s fastest growing companies, dating back to 2007

When Don Riep and Chris LaBossiere launched Yardstick in 2005, it was a small practice exam company with a big idea: that rigorous and creative online training could change whole industries. A lot has changed since then. The online learning market has grown exponentially, bringing opportunity, and increased competition. Technology has progressed, changing what learners expect from online training, and what organizations need to ensure their training and testing is defensible and secure.

As Yardstick has hired new staff, acquired partners and expanded our software and service offerings, one thing has remained the same. Our continued and united commitment to changing lives through learning.

Our BHAG  – that’s BIG HAIRY AUDACIOUS GOAL – commits the entire company to uphold one single, laser-focused goal, to help a billion learners achieve competence by 2025. Currently the BHAG is just past 16 million learners, over 2 million more learners than last year! Although it will require aggressive and sustainable growth to achieve, our shared goal has carried Yardstick through times of restructuring and rapid growth. Time and time again, our staff return to the BHAG to ensure that they are on track, that everything we do contributes to our shared vision, and that the work we do at Yardstick will bring meaningful change in the industries we serve.

A sincere congratulations to all of the 50 fastest growing companies in the province!