$1500 Bursary For Laid-Off Retail Workers

January 9th, 2017 / By Eastern College

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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.


Established in 1983, Eastern College has delivered training in a modular approach to students to enable them to fast-track to job readiness.  Eastern has four campuses in Atlantic Canada; Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton and Halifax. Eastern offers programs in Business, Technology, Healthcare, Law, Supply Chain and Art & Design.

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