HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.–(EMWPresswire)–Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) announced today that it has
extended its licensing arrangement with Le Cordon Bleu International
(LCBI) for an additional five year period beginning January 1, 2009
through December 31, 2013.
CEC entered into its first agreement with LCBI almost a decade ago, in
which it obtained the exclusive license to utilize the Le Cordon Bleu
trade name and programs for CEC’s culinary
schools in North America (Le Cordon Bleu Schools North America).
“Consistent with our strategic plan, we are
pleased to continue our relationship with LCBI,”
said Gary E. McCullough, president and CEO of Career Education
Corporation. “Since we partnered in 1999, Le
Cordon Bleu Schools North America have successfully trained and
graduated thousands of students in the Culinary Arts.”
About Career Education Corporation
The colleges, schools, and universities that are part of the Career
Education Corporation (CEC) family offer high quality education to a
diverse population of approximately 90,000 students across the world in
a variety of career-oriented disciplines. The more than 75 campuses that
serve these students are located throughout the U.S. and in France,
Italy, and the United Kingdom, and offer doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s,
and associate degrees and diploma and certificate programs.
Approximately one third of students attend the web-based virtual
campuses of American InterContinental University Online and Colorado
Technical University Online.
CEC is an industry leader whose gold-standard brands are recognized
globally. Those brands include Le Cordon Bleu Schools North America;
Harrington College of Design; Brooks Institute; International Academy of
Design & Technology; American InterContinental University; Colorado
Technical University and Sanford-Brown Institutes and Colleges. Through
its schools, CEC is committed to providing quality education, enabling
students to graduate and pursue rewarding careers.
For more information, see the company’s
website at http://www.careered.com.
The company’s website includes a detailed listing of individual campus
locations and web links to its more than 75 colleges, schools, and
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