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ILAC acquires CTC and Sterling College

ILAC is one of the most well renowned English language schools in the world, offering a range of specialised programs. Photo: ILAC

“The merger... will increase ILAC’s ability to deliver program excellence

The acquisition comes as part of the expansion of ILAC’s new higher education division, adding programs in tourism, hospitality, business and nursing to its offering.

“ILAC continues to focus on providing best-in-class English language learning”

The organisation currently offers a range of programs to young adults aged 16 to 18, adults 19+ and gap year programs across 10 campuses in both Toronto and Vancouver.

“The formation of ILAC Higher Education allows us to work with our public partner institutions to deliver qualifications that currently have high job demands in Canada,” said Feroz Ali, ILAC’s new president and chief development officer of the HE division.

“This will allow ILAC students to either pathway into our amazing public institutions or continue to allow their students within our higher education division,” he added.

“ILAC continues to focus on providing best-in-class English language learning and we believe this partnership complements our existing pathway partnerships, offering a wider selection of services to our students,” the organisation’s CEO Jonathan Kolber said.

The provider stated that the merger “existing post-secondary operations with CTC and Sterling College will increase ILAC’s ability to deliver program excellence while continuing to foster diversity on its campuses in Toronto and Vancouver”.

In 2019, private equity platform ONCAP announced an agreement with ILAC to continue the business’s growth, “both organically and through acquisitions”.

Ali further said that he was “delighted to join the governance and management team at ILAC to help realise its growth potential”.

“This is an incredible opportunity to be part of the changing landscape in international education in Canada,” he said.

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