(London, Ontario) – Fanshawe College today announced a new partnership with ILAC International College (ILAC), one of the most awarded international schools in the world. As part of this partnership, ILAC will begin offering Fanshawe post-secondary programs in spring 2022 to international students at facilities located in downtown Toronto.
“Fanshawe is excited to be partnering with such an experienced college as ILAC,” says Fanshawe President Peter Devlin. “We look forward to broadening the reach of Fanshawe’s high-quality programs to students who will contribute to Ontario’s and Canada’s labour market.”
As part of its strategic plan, Fanshawe has targeted a 50 per cent increase to international enrolments over five years. By increasing international enrolment, the College will contribute to the province’s labour market gaps and strengthen the economy. It also contributes to the federal government’s plans to support economic recovery through immigration.
“Fanshawe is the gold standard in international education,” says Jonathan Kolber, CEO of ILAC. “Fanshawe’s leadership in student diversity and its student-first approach are strongly aligned with ILAC’s core values. We intend to grow Fanshawe Toronto into a brand that employers come to first for graduates looking for good jobs.”
As part of the partnership agreement, the international students will graduate with a Fanshawe College credential. Students can look forward to comparable student standards, services, accountability and quality assurance as at its Fanshawe campuses.
ILAC will begin offering Fanshawe programs starting in spring 2022. Classes will be held in downtown Toronto close to many student placement opportunities in the health care and hospitality industries.
ILAC was selected from over 400 prospective partners following an extensive assessment and site audit process. ILAC currently serves 20,000 students from over 100 countries across its six campuses located in Toronto and Vancouver. Fanshawe has been a pathway partner with ILAC for over a decade.
In 2019, the Ontario government created a new policy, giving public colleges like Fanshawe more flexibility to create innovative partnerships with private colleges to provide primarily international students with high-quality education and training to prepare them for Ontario’s workforce.
Fanshawe College is one of Ontario’s largest colleges, serving students with a promise to educate, engage, empower and excite. With one of the highest graduate employment rates in Ontario, the College has over 200,000 alumni and attracts students from over 100 countries every year, opening up a world of possibilities through more than 200 degree, diploma and certificate programs, along with apprenticeship training.
Located in London, Ontario with additional campuses in Simcoe, St. Thomas, Woodstock and throughout Huron and Bruce Counties in Ontario, Fanshawe College has been providing excellence in academic learning and industry training for more than 50 years helping people to unlock their potential and achieve success.
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