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EASTERN COLLEGE JOINS PROJECT HERO INITIATIVE

Eastern College and triOS College Business Technology Healthcare have announced that they will be joining the Project Hero initiative. Created by retired General Rick Hillier and Honorary Lt. Col. Kevin Reed, Project Hero was put in place to provide support to the sons and daughters of Canadian military that were killed while serving in an active mission.

Over 90 universities and colleges from coast to coast across Canada have joined in the efforts of Project Hero. Now under the guidance of Canada Company, Project Hero is expanding. Both Eastern and triOS will be providing eligible dependents with award funding to cover up to $10,000 of their first year’s tuition costs.

“Both Eastern and triOS College are proud to support the efforts of Project Hero,” said Stuart Bentley, President of triOS Corporation. “We believe in caring for the families of the men and women that have given their lives to keep our country safe.”

Eastern College’s first recipient of the Project Hero Award, Sarah Stewart, comes from a family that has made great sacrifices. In April 2007 Stewart’s father Master Cpl. Allan Stewart lost his life in the line of duty while serving in Afghanistan.

With the assistance of Project Hero, Stewart will be starting the Veterinary Assistant diploma program at the Fredericton campus on September 12th.

“Canada Company applauds the commitment of Eastern College to the children of the fallen. Scholarships such as this ensure that the ‘often forgotten’ children of the fallen who have sacrificed so much, are able to fulfill their dreams of post-secondary education.” says Angela Mondou, President at Canada Company.

For those considering post-secondary education, both Eastern and triOS College urge students that are eligible to submit an application by December 31, 2016.

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