Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

triOS College Offers Bursary to Oshawa’s Laid Off IQT Workers

Over 600 of Oshawa’s IQT call centre workers quickly found themselves without a job, but now have a chance to quickly get back to work. triOS College is offering them bursaries to help them get trained and get back on the workforce.

triOS College Assistant Director of Admissions George Cushinan made the announcement official in a posting on a IQT Workers Facebook group, stating “It’s been my pleasure to stand with all of you at your IQT Action Rallies for this terrible situation. I’ve met some of you, and for those of you who I have not… I have just been given the okay to offer a $500 bursary to all former IQT Workers towards any triOS Diploma program.”

“We are here to help you and make the best out of this.”

The bursary can be used towards any of triOS’ career training diploma programs, to help people upgrade their qualifications or find a completely new career path.

On July 15, 1,200 workers from IQT Solutions (in Ontario and Quebec) were terminated without notice, wages or severance pay.

Canadian call centres have seen several mass layoffs in recent years. Teletech has abruptly terminated call centres out east in Halifax, and several in Ontario including London, Orillia and North Bay.

Schools mentioned: triOS College

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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