Calian awarded contract for Mr Lube Employee Training

Tuesday, January 23, 2001

Calian awarded contract for Mr Lube Employee Training

Kanata, Ontario, January 23, 2001 - Calian (TSX:CTY) is pleased to announce that its e-Services division has been awarded a contract by Mr Lube to design and build a prototype of an electronic learning centre that will provide its employees and franchisees with company knowledge in a consistent and cost effective manner.


Calian will provide an eLearning solution that will meet Mr Lube's business objectives of standardizing its delivery of training and ensure consistent training and information to all employees across Canada. The learning centre will ensure company information is easily accessible in all of Mr Lube's 87 franchisees and will shorten the time required to achieve the desired learning outcomes. The training is targeted at a variety of end-users, including front-line employees, franchise owners, management, and site evaluators. By implementing the learning centre Mr Lube hopes to improve customer service, improve employee productivity, improve quality and consistency of service, expand its business, and build credibility through staff certification programs.


About Mr Lube

Created in 1976, Mr Lube is Canada's leading provider of preventative vehicle maintenance and services, operating over 87 franchised and company stores from Victoria to Halifax.

Mr Lube provides a complete range of automotive maintenance products and services focusing on competitive prices, convenient locations and fast, friendly, reliable service.

Mr Lube has recently launched Mr Wash and Mr Detail, and soon a fleet of mobile units, which will complete the offer to the motoring public of a one-stop automotive preventative maintenance company.

Mr lube has recently formed a strategic partnership with Castrol. Recognized as a worldwide leader in "Specialty Lubricants" Castrol is a positive contribution to the depth and expertise of Mr Lube group of companies. In business for over 100 years Castrol and Mr Lube now combine to offer an unparalleled experience to the automotive maintenance customer in Canada.


About Calian

With annual revenues of more than $125 Million, Calian is the 13th largest provider of technology and professional services in Canada. Leveraging its tremendous resource base, Calian's resourcing group assists its customers by providing them with recruiting and placement services as well as strategic long-term outsourcing services. Calian's Systems Engineering group provides leading-edge communications infrastructures to the telecommunications and government sectors and its e-Services group provides information technology consulting services.


For further information, please contact:


Greg Strong
Vice President
Corporate Communications
Telephone: (613) 599-8600

 
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