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$1500 BURSARY FOR LAID-OFF RETAIL WORKERS

At the end of January, HMV announced its closure of all retail stores in the Canadian market. This news, along with other announced retail chain store closures such as Danier, Jacob, Smart Set, and others have impacted thousands of Canadians. Both Eastern College and triOS College Business Technology Healthcare recognize this impact and wish to step in and help those who have been affected by these recent changes.

In response, Eastern College and triOS are offering bursaries of up to $1500 that can be used towards any of their career training diploma programs to all those laid off after January 1st 2017 from a retail chain.

Stuart Bentley, the President of triOS Corporation says, “As career colleges, Eastern College and triOS provide training to get laid-off employees back into the workforce.Our bursary is a financial contribution to help people explore their career options.”Both colleges are encouraging former retail employees to visit www.EasternCollege.ca and www.triOS.com access the bursary. The bursary is applicable to all 4 Eastern College and 9 triOS locations throughout Atlantic Canada and Ontario. Just simply print out the bursary and find the nearest location by checking Eastern College Locations and triOS Locations.

The bursary will help alleviate some of the stress for retail workers that have found themselves out of work and are looking at career options. Retail workers are encouraged to contact the campus nearest them and schedule a free career training counselling session. Eastern College and triOS have helped thousands of people get back into the workforce by offering specific career training, year-round starting points and substantial career services assistance to prepare students for starting a new career upon graduation.

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