Calian Awarded Army Learning Support Centre Contract

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OTTAWA, May 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Calian Group Ltd. (TSX: CGY) has again been awarded an eLearning contract with the Department of National Defence (DND) to provide courseware production support services for the Canadian Army.

Calian will develop and support courseware projects for the Army Learning Support Centre (ALSC) located in Gagetown, N.B. The contract value is approximately $17 million over a term of approximately three years.

Calian and its training partners have been providing eLearning services to ALSC since 2007. This contract enhances ALSC's eLearning production capability with the provision of a full scope of eLearning services including eLearning production, distribution and related support services. Calian has partnered with Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. and Valcom Consulting Group Inc. to deliver the services.

"This contract re-win is a testament to our continued commitment to service delivery excellence and the eLearning projects we build in support of the Canadian Armed Forces’ advanced training requirements," said Donald Whitty, VP, Calian Training. “Through DND training contracts like this one and our work with the Canadian Army Simulation Centre, we continue innovating with our customer with advanced training technologies to help facilitate student learning.” 

"The first pillar of Calian's growth strategy is customer retention. Building on our signature contract re-win last year to deliver training with the Canadian Army Simulation Centre – with an estimated value of $170 million over the full nine-year period – I am very pleased to see us continue our strong and trusted training relationship with our largest customer, DND,” stated Kevin Ford, CEO. “Calian is honored to continue to support mission readiness for CAF members.”

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Globe Newswire: 22:01 GMT Tuesday 28th May 2019

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