East Coast Language School

Educational services provider Oxford International Education Group has acquired Canadian educational services provider East Coast Language College (ECLC) and East Coast International College (ECIC) in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Founded in 1998, ECLC is a private career college and language school, offering pathway programmes, vocational programmes and language training.

Sharon Curl, Oxford International North American managing director, said: “The strong history of high-quality training delivered by ECLC has become a performance benchmark in the region. With the addition of our resources and strategic capabilities, we are looking forward to building upon this history and developing a new chapter for the school.”

Lil Bremermann-Richard, Oxford International’s chief executive, commented: “The acquisition of ECLC provides new options for current and prospective students to access our innovative hybrid models of learning. The OI Digital Institute continues to grow, delivering a hybrid method of education that is timely, relevant, and convenient for the student. The career college model is an exciting new development that enables OIEG to provide access for more students via its learning pathway.

“Canada is such an interesting and vibrant country and with inward migration set to grow we are delighted to be able to service the needs of both established and new members of the communities in which we operate. Our new career college route is a real validation of the quality of our educational models and our responsiveness to the needs of our local communities.”

Sheila Nunn, president of ECLC, said: “When we first met with OIEG it quickly became clear that their core values of academic quality, care for their students, and passion for what they do exactly mirror the core values of ECLC. We feel confident that this will be an excellent foundation to build into the future. In addition, the ambitions and roadmap for the group were incredibly exciting to us, offering additional pathways for existing and prospective students. We look forward to the continued delivery of exceptional educational services and an exciting new range of choices for our future students.”

Local staff are expected to remain in position and transition over to the new ownership.

Date published: 20 October 2021

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