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EASTERN COLLEGE LAUNCHES CHILD AND YOUTH CARE WITH ADDICTIONS SUPPORT WORKER PROGRAM AT SAINT JOHN CAMPUS

On Thursday November 24th, Eastern College’s Saint John campus hosted the launch of the Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker program. The event launch had an impressive list of guests in attendance, providing an ideal environment for learning and networking.

Suzanne Azevedo, the Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker program instructor from the Moncton campus gave a detailed and informative presentation on the expectations of the program, the different modules that are taught, learning styles, and went on to discuss where students from Eastern College are now working in the industry.

Azevedo held a Q&A session at the end of her presentation, and explained that the success rate in this program is 100%, sharing testimonials from graduates that she had taught. It was made clear that the focus of this program is not only learning to help others, but also to become more self-aware and grow as a person and professional.

The keynote speaker of the evening was Gregory Zed, the Area Manager of Addictions and Mental Health Network in Sussex, NB. Greg has been in the field for over 40 years and has seen the number of suicides in youth and the increase in mental health cases each year. He went on to talk about the statistics and our poverty rate, and how companies like Horizon Health and Addictions Services will be looking to hire professional graduates of this Eastern College program. Greg is a huge supporter of this program and was happy to endorse the college.

OutFlow, a local men’s shelter, YMCA of Greater Saint John, and the new KV Oasis Youth Center were also at the launch, happy to talk to potential students about the future of child and youth care.

Eastern College will be offering the Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker program at the Saint John campus in the New Year. To get more details on the program, click here.

Call 1-877-297-0777 or email info@easterncollege.ca now to speak to one of our Education Consultants!

About triOS Corporation

Since its inception in 1992, triOS Corporation; through its subsidiaries triOS College Business Technology Healthcare Inc. and Eastern College, has prepared over 50,000 job-ready graduates for rewarding careers. triOS is the proud recipient of numerous distinctions including being named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies four years in a row.

triOS offers programs in business, technology, healthcare, law and supply chain and has nine campus locations across Ontario. Students receive a career-focused approach to education and have internships included in most programs. More information about triOS may be found at http://www.trios.com.

Established in 1983, Eastern College has delivered training in a modular approach to students to enable them to fast-track to job readiness. Based in Halifax, Eastern has campuses in Halifax, Saint John, Fredericton, Moncton, and St John’s. Eastern offers programs in Business, Technology, Healthcare, Law, Supply Chain & Logistics, Art & Design and Trades.  More information about Eastern may be found at http://www.easterncollege.ca

For further information please contact:

Samantha Dotson
Communications Specialist
905-814-7212 x1037
samantha.dotson@easterncollege.ca