Georgian College and language school International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC) have teamed up to create Georgian@ILAC.
The announcement follows the new policy in Canada created by the Government of Ontario in December 2019, allowing public colleges like Georgian College to create innovative and entrepreneurial partnerships with private colleges.
The partnership will primarily seek to provide international students with high-quality education and training that will prepare them for Ontario’s workforce.
Georgian@ILAC to launch three programs in Toronto by January 2021
Beginning 2021, Georgian@ILAC as it will be known, will be launching three programs at ILAC’s campus in downtown Toronto.
The initial programs will be a Business Diploma program, Global Business Management Graduate Certificate, and Project Management Graduate Certificate.
Confirming the development, Dr MaryLynn West-Moynes, President and CEO of Georgian College, said: “Georgian is excited to enter into this new partnership with an esteemed private college and for the first time, expand our presence and quality programs into Toronto.
“This new partnership will also allow Georgian to invest in our existing seven campuses across central Ontario, with partnership revenue supporting enhancements designed to meet the needs of all our students and local communities.”
With this partnership, Georgian is hopeful that its experience in postsecondary education will combine efficiently with ILAC’s reputation as a leading language school in Toronto.
ILAC believes students will benefit from “Georgian’s quality curriculum”
Working together, Georgian and ILAC will be able to leverage their combined international student recruitment expertise to attract a diversified student population from countries around the world.
Jonathan Kolber, CEO of ILAC, said: “We are delighted to enter into a Public College Private Partnership with Georgian College. Students of Georgian@ILAC will benefit from Georgian’s quality curriculum while studying in downtown Toronto and enjoying ILAC’s renowned international student culture focused on diversity.
“This is also a natural extension opportunity for students in our English language and Pathways programs, who can now stay in the ILAC family as they continue to progress in their studies.”
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