SANTA CRUZ, Calif., February 14, 2012 — International Education Corporation (IEC), a leading national provider of career education and parent company of UEI College, has acquired Emergency Training Services, a leading emergency medical care training college in Santa Cruz, California. This acquisition is consistent with IEC’s objective to expand its geographic reach through complementary markets and by offering entry-level career education in high demand verticals such as healthcare, business, and criminal justice.
Emergency Training Services is a well-established college in Central California that has served public and private sector students for more than three decades and that has garnered a reputation for being one of the best in its area of expertise in the area. The college provides training for Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics and First Responders. Emergency Training Services’ strong focus on effectively preparing students for the challenges they will face daily as emergency care facilitators and the college’s practice to employ expert practitioners with a minimum of ten years of experience in their fields have contributed to Emergency Training Services’ success and reputation.
“We are proud to recognize Emergency Training Services as the newest addition to the IEC family of colleges. Emergency Training Services has maintained a standard of excellence in emergency medical care education that we are committed to preserve,” said Dr. Fardad Fateri, President and CEO of International Education Corporation.
“The demand for emergency medical care is higher now than ever,” said Dr. Fateri. “IEC will build on Emergency Training Services’ exemplary education with the aim to widen access for students seeking the skills, knowledge and strength of mind to meet this demand in the best way possible.”
The California Employment Development Department projects a high 30% growth in demand for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in the state through 2018, reflecting a significantly stronger need over other professions.
About UEI College and United Education Institute
UEI College has 15 campuses conveniently located throughout California. United Education Institute has 2 campuses located in Florida and Georgia. Both are owned and operated by International Education Corporation. Headquartered in Irvine, California, and named as one of the fastest-growing corporations on Inc. 500, IEC is a premier national provider of postsecondary career education offering top quality programs in high demand verticals such as healthcare, business, technology, transportation, and criminal justice.
For more information about programs offered at UEI College or to enroll in one of their campuses, please call 1-800-DIAL-UEI or visit www.uei.edu.
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