"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler."

Albert Einstein

Knowledge Solutions Consulting Inc.
Knowledge Solutions (KS) has a proven track record in the field of custom training design and development.  Our areas of specialization include training needs analysis, the design and development of online and blended learning tools, and the design and development of traditional and blended classroom training.  We have been in the Victoria marketplace providing a wide range of clients with successful training solutions since 1993; initially as TAP Training and Consulting and since 2003 as Knowledge Solutions Consulting Inc.

Knowledge Solutions has a proven record of successfully completing training design, development and implementation projects for a diverse group of clients including:

    • British Columbia Ferry Services
    • Marine Atlantic Ferry Services
    • BC Ministry of Forests and Range
    • Vancouver Island Health Authority
    • BC Ministry of Education
    • BC Ministry of Labour and Citizens’ Services

These projects have effectively blended traditional classroom training, online synchronous training, and web-based training to provide well-rounded and well-received solutions to our clients.

"To provide the next generation of customized training and support tools to our clients."

Given the fast pace of change in the business world, there is a requirement for employees to constantly upgrade and maintain their skills. Our vision is to assist organizations keep up with that change by providing:

  • innovative and cost effective training and support solutions that utilize proven technology; and
  • excellent customer service.

In addition to being a leader in the customized e-learning market place, Knowledge Solutions has a vision of using the skills developed in the business sector to promote learning and well being within the broader community.

Laura Thomson

Laura brings over 16 years of consulting experience to Knowledge Solutions. She spent 2 years consulting as an employee of Arthur Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). Following this, she spent 12 years with TAP Solutions Inc. While at TAP, Laura assisted in the growth of the Knowledge Management practice as Director of E-Learning.

Laura has a wide range of experience creating both traditional and, more recently, web based learning solutions. In addition, Laura has extensive experience in designing and delivering application training and legislative training to both public and private organizations.

Julie Birlew (nee Reynolds)
Julie brings ten years of Knowledge Management Consulting. Her experience has been primarily in the area of developing traditional and web based training programs for public sector organizations.

Julie has been involved in training initiatives that have provided learning solutions for custom applications, legislative changes, and policy and procedural changes.

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