Ottawa, Ontario, February 8, 2016 – Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX: CTY) announced today that it has been awarded a contract valued at $2.8 million by the Department of National Defence (DND) for the provision and delivery of e-Learning at the Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics (CFSCE) located at CFB Kingston, Kingston, Ontario.
The initial three month contract is valued at $400,000 and contains three one-year options which if exercised could increase the total value of the contract to approximately $2,834,000 dollars. This contract will allow Calian to continue to support training at CFSCE, a relationship that first began in 2000.
CFSCE, located at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Kingston, trains soldiers, sailors and aviators of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) on the operation, maintenance and management of military and commercial communication and information systems in order to adequately prepare them to perform assigned tasks in support of CAF domestic and overseas missions.
CFSCE is continually evolving training and education delivery methods, and in order to increase student throughput, while maintaining quality, they seek to leverage independent and unsupervised computer-based or distance learning means and methods (e-Learning). This is expected to be an ongoing process as both the CAF and CFSCE gain more experience and success in maintaining quality of training and education, while reducing instructor-led training.
The key objective of this contract is to implement a multi-year training transformation strategic plan to augment CFSCE’s current training delivery capabilities, the bulk of which is provided through the CFSCE Omnibus Contract which is also executed by Calian.
"Calian is honoured to once again be chosen as the Canadian Forces training partner in support of CFSCE's Strategic Plan and DND's evolution toward the provision of e-Learning. In awarding this Contract to Calian, DND continues to recognize the value of our service and the expertise of our personnel" stated Jerry Johnston, VP Training & Engineering Services, Calian.