Ottawa – March 27, 2017 – betterU Education Corp. (the “Company” or “betterU”), (TSXV:BTRU), is pleased to announce that Stewart Beck has joined the betterU Board of Advisors in the company’s effort to support management as it grows across India.
Brad Loiselle visited India for the first time in 2012 and had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Beck while he was Canada’s High Commissioner to India. Mr. Beck has extension experience in India and Asia Pacific, with high level government and Industry relationships along with a deep understanding for India’s culture, challenges and opportunities. In early March of this year, Mr. Loiselle reconnected with Mr. Beck who had since moved on to become the President and CEO of Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. ”When I approached Stewart to discuss his possible support in betterU, I was excited to outline what we had accomplished since the first time we met. I am privileged that he has accepted to join our board of advisors and support the vision of our company. With leaders like Stewart supporting betterU, we will accomplish so much more” said Brad Loiselle, President and CEO of betterU.
Education is such as an important part of the India culture and with such a large growing population, access to the quality educators are limiting. Prime Minister Modi announced the goal to skill up 500 million people by the year 2022 and then called up global educators to help support this vision. betterU has heard that call and been focused on helping to support the country. “I was impressed with betterU and Brad’s commitment to his vision to equalize education for the emerging markets. I am confident that my experiences will be of great value to the betterU leadership. I am also exciting that another Canadian company is pioneering innovation into the emerging markets.” Said Stewart Beck, President and CEO Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.
About Stewart Beck
Mr. Beck is the President and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Prior to joining APF Canada, Mr. Beck served as the Canadian High Commissioner to the Republic of India with concurrent accreditation to the Kingdom of Bhutan and to Nepal. He joined the Department of External Affairs and International Trade in 1982 and served abroad in the United States, Taiwan, and the People’s Republic of China. In Ottawa, he held a number of positions, including director general of the North Asia Bureau, director general responsible for senior management, and rotational assignments and assistant deputy minister for international business development, investment, and innovation. He was consul general in Shanghai and prior to his posting to India, he was consul general in San Francisco.
betterU, an online education technology company, aims to provide access to quality education from around the world in order to foster growth and opportunity to those who want to better their lives. The Company plans to bridge the prevailing gap in the education and job industry and enhance the lives of its prospective learners by developing an integrated ecosystem. betterU’s offerings can be categorized into four broad functions: to compliment school programs with flexible KG-12 programs preparing children for next stage of education, to foster an exceptional educational environment by providing befitting skills that lead to a better career, to bridge the gap between one’s existing education and prospective job requirement by training them and lastly, to connect the end user to various job opportunities.
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