LearningBranch is pleased to be working with BC Tech Embedded Executive program.
James Hursthouse brings a wealth of experience having worked with his own startup in gaming and having a strong experience in education tech. James strongly believes that LearningBranch’s approach to language and communication is the key to educating the global workforce.
With James assistance, LearningBranch is taking direct aim at talent development. Investing in people is Canada’s #1 priority according to Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development who mapped out the plan for competitiveness at the recent BC Tech Summit. LearningBranch initiatives include making communication and cultural competencies central to career training and recruitment, as well as a Canada 150 initiative for youth job-readiness.
James Hursthouse is a seasoned interactive and game technology entrepreneur, currently consulting with a number of companies and organizations while plotting another attempt at world domination. A UK national, now living in Vancouver, BC, he spent 15 years in Japan prior to moving to Canada and is fluent in Japanese. James has built an extensive network of contacts in the global online game development, publishing, and technology sectors. Until recently, James was CEO of Roadhouse Interactive, an independent game company focusing on mobile free-to-play games and VR.
Inspired by the Tech Community, Inspiring the Tech Community.
The BC Tech Association has been supporting the tech industry in BC for over 20 years. Guided by a vision of making BC the best place to grow a tech company, BC Tech (formerly the BCTIA) provides opportunities for the tech industry to collaborate, learn, and grow together. BC Tech is dedicated to connecting companies, developing talent, sharing stories, and advocating on behalf of tech companies to keep the industry thriving.
LearningBranch is training the global workforce how to communicate better. We have a customizable, cloud-based, language practice and assessment platform, focused on speaking skills and the competencies needed to perform in real life interactions. Our technology incorporates experiential and scenario-based training using videos, voice recording, asynchronous mark-up and collaboration. Our clients span the globe from universities such as McGill University to the contact center industry in India and the Philippines.