triOS College Announces Upcoming Immersive Learning Partnership with Niagara Ina Grafton Gage Village Through Living Classroom Grant

June 13th, 2024

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TORONTO – triOS College is excited about an upcoming partnership with Niagara Ina Grafton Gage Village, made possible by the Living Classroom grant. This initiative will offer students unparalleled opportunities to gain real-world experience by learning directly in a Long-Term Care (LTC) home while completing their education.

The Living Classroom is an innovative partnership model that integrates education directly into a long-term care or retirement home, fostering workforce development in senior living. This collaboration, beginning in the summer of 2024, brings together students, faculty, and the home’s residents, visitors, and staff, creating a culture of shared learning and mutual benefit.

“Our upcoming partnership with Niagara Ina Grafton Gage Village represents a significant step forward in how we prepare our students for successful careers in healthcare”, said triOS President Stuart Bentley. “This hands-on approach not only equips our students with essential skills and real-world experience but also fosters meaningful connections within the community.”

“We are thrilled to host the delivery of the PSW program offered by triOS College”, said Claudia D’Jesus, Manager, Human Resources and Volunteer/Student Services at Niagara Ina Grafton Gage Village. “This is an incredible opportunity, not only for the students, but also for our residents and staff who will become mentors for developing workforce-ready healthcare professionals. We look forward to creating a hub of excellence in senior care in partnership with an important educational institution like triOS College.”

Personal Support Worker students at triOS College’s new St. Catharines campus will benefit from a comprehensive learning environment in a dedicated classroom within a Long-Term Care home. This includes theoretical lessons, practical labs, and hands-on placements, ensuring they are well-prepared for the workforce with skills to deliver compassionate care. The initiative also offers immediate employment opportunities, fostering seamless transitions to practical application, professional networking, and easier access to localized education. Students will graduate as workforce-ready Personal Support Workers equipped to care for older adults and their families.

By establishing this innovative learning environment, triOS College aims to broaden our student base, providing them with a comprehensive educational experience and ensuring strong job placements upon completion.

About triOS College

The mission of triOS College Business Technology Healthcare Inc. is to help students become job-ready graduates. triOS College is a private career college with 9 campuses across Ontario focused on providing practical hands-on training that students need to be successful in their chosen careers.

triOS College offers a wide variety of programs that are highly relevant in today’s job market within Business, Technology, Healthcare, Law, Supply Chain, and Gaming & Design. The program curriculum is extremely comprehensive and is uniquely developed with input from industry leaders to provide the highest quality education.

Together with its sister company Eastern College, the combined triOS network of campuses delivers career education throughout Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia as well as online across Canada.

Canadian-owned and operated, triOS College is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for fourteen years in a row. triOS has been awarded the Platinum designation for redefining post-secondary education by listening to students and employer needs to deliver effective results. Since its inception in 1992, triOS College has prepared over 40,000 job-ready graduates for rewarding careers.

For more information on triOS College’s program offerings campuses, and online programs please visit 

About Niagara Ina Grafton Gage Village

Since 1959, Niagara Ina Grafton Gage Village (NIGGV) has been a vibrant and welcoming retirement community in the heart of St. Catharines, Ontario. With a rich history and a strong commitment to quality care, NIGGV offers a range of accommodations and services designed to meet the diverse needs of seniors.

At NIGGV, our priority is the well-being and independence of our residents. Our community features a variety of living options, including independent living apartments, assisted living suites, and long-term care facilities. Each option is crafted to provide comfort, security, and a sense of home.

Our facilities are equipped with modern amenities and offer numerous recreational and social activities, ensuring that residents can engage in a fulfilling and active lifestyle. Dedicated to providing exceptional care, our professional and compassionate staff are on hand to support residents with personalized care plans. We strive to create a nurturing environment where everyone feels valued and respected.

At Niagara Ina Grafton Gage Village, our mission is to enhance the quality of life for seniors by fostering a community that promotes dignity, independence, and active living.

For more information, visit our website at