Signarama Canada first global franchise group to rollout solution
TORONTO, January 29, 2015 — CoursePeer Inc. and National Franchise Group have partnered to launch Franchise University, a service offering global franchise groups a powerful cloud-based training and collaboration solution for their franchisees. Signarma Canada, the global sign industry leader ranked 28th on Franchise Direct’s Top 100 Global Franchises list, is among the first brands to join.
CoursePeer, a University of Toronto and MaRS Innovation company that provides learning and collaboration solutions for enterprise and government, will begin a full rollout of Franchise University solution for Signarama in the first quarter of 2015.
“Training a new hire and retraining existing employees can be very difficult and a time-consuming task for a franchise operator. Cloud-based approved training allows staff to be trained and retrained without losing focus on the franchise’s daily operations,” said Ghassan Barazi, CEO of National Franchise Group.
CoursePeer’s platform allows organizations to design and upload advanced training curriculum for the various departments while leveraging its authoring tools. Additionally, off-the-shelf training courses are available in marketing, sales, customer service, project management, and other topics. CoursePeer was launched and incorporated through the University of Toronto Early-Stage Technology program (UTEST)’s first cohort; the company announced a partnership focused on increasing civic-engagement with municipal issues involving several Greater Toronto Area municipalities in 2014.