International Academy of Design & Technology in Toronto Announces Plan to Teach out Programs

    Students to Graduate as Scheduled Support Services Will Continue To Be

    TORONTO, December 11 /CNW/ - The Toronto campus of the International
Academy of Design & Technology (IADT-Toronto) today announced plans to
"teach-out" all of its programs. The school will employ a gradual teach-out
process, enabling it to continue to operate while current students complete
their programs. The campus will no longer enroll new students and anticipates
a final graduation date of March 28, 2009.

    "The decision to teach out the campus was made because it is no longer a
fit within our larger network of Academy schools," said Mark Page, managing
director of the Academy Division of schools for Career Education Corporation,
parent company of the International Academy of Design & Technology.
"Unfortunately, we are unable to offer degree programs and online learning at
our Toronto campus--key elements of our long-term strategy for the Division."

    "We remain deeply committed to serving our students throughout this
process, and we appreciate the support of our faculty, staff, students,
parents, and the local community," said Stephen Bartolini, president of

    During the teach-out period, the campus will continue to operate with
minimal disruption to current students, enabling them to complete their
programs at the current location. Student services and financial aid will
remain available until the last student graduates. After the final graduation
date, these services will be available to graduates from the IADT-Chicago
campus. The current student population at IADT-Toronto is approximately 1450.

    About the International Academy of Design & Technology

    With campuses throughout the U.S. and online learning options, IADT
schools focus on helping students acquire innovative design and technology
skills while they pursue their creative passions across a broad spectrum of
in-demand fields. Industry-current programs offer a creative approach to
real-world education, assisting students in gaining the educational foundation
and skills they will need to launch an exciting career in the design or
technology fields.

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For further information: for IADT-Toronto Media Inquiries: Lynne Baker,

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