21 Apr ILAC Higher Education Announces PPP with Red Deer College
The International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC) is pleased to formally introduce its ILAC Higher Education (ILAC HE) division with the launch of its first public-private partnership (PPP) with Red Deer College.
ILAC HE, which incorporates ILAC International College and the recently acquired Canadian Tourism College and Sterling College in BC, will now offer three Red Deer College programs. The jointly developed and awarded two-year diplomas in Software Development and Network Administration and Post-Graduate Certificate in Health Management and Practice can also be delivered online.
“We are pleased to join forces with Sterling College and ILAC on our first PPP,” said Dr. Peter Nunoda, President of Red Deer College, who believes that public-private collaboration in the delivery of post-secondary education for international students is a trend that aligns perfectly with labour market demand and the future of work. “We have no doubt that our partner in this venture, Sterling College, is an exemplar of the best that private post-secondary can offer the student – flexibility with academic integrity.”
“Our collaboration with Red Deer factored student’s success and industry needs as two important pillars when designing these qualifications,” said Feroz Ali, President of ILAC Higher Education. “It will give them a chance to gain qualifications that will enable them to become contributing citizens of Canada.”
“With a focus on education and student outcomes, we have built one of our first public-private partnerships to be welcoming, supportive and successful,” said Jonathan Kolber, CEO of ILAC. “Our vision for the new ILAC Higher Education division is to continue building on ILAC’s existing pathway offerings with other PPP ventures.”
According to reports from the Conference Board of Canada, the number of nurses needed will increase more than double from 64,000 to 200,000 over the next ten years. Over the past year, the tech industry became one of Canada’s fastest growing industries, a trend that is set to continue well into 2020 with over 320,000 jobs available in the software development field alone.
About Red Deer College
For 55 years, RDC has been proudly serving its learners and communities. The college continues to grow programs, facilities and opportunities as it transitions into becoming a comprehensive regional teaching university over the next three to five years. This year, RDC will add seven new programs to more than 100 established programs (including full degrees, certificates, diplomas and skilled trades programs).
Feroz Ali, President
ILAC Higher Education