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Education Training Corporation Plans To Consolidate North American Headquarters In Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Area Development Online News Desk (05/01/2013)
Education Training Corporation d/b/a Anthem Education, will expand its new consolidated North American headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The education center plans an investment of over $300,000 in additional capital expenditures for construction, renovation and leasehold improvements and the purchase of computer equipment, office furniture, fixtures and other property. Anthem Education’s new headquarter offices are located in approximately 40,000 square feet of space at 1000 Corporate Drive, Suite 500 and 600, in Fort Lauderdale.

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance said officials from the Company worked with the office of Florida Governor Rick Scott, Enterprise Florida, the City of Fort Lauderdale and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance to secure state and local incentives that will result in the creation of 70 new jobs over a 3 year period and the retention of 85 existing jobs. The state and local incentives from Florida and the City of Fort Lauderdale consist of $350,000 from the Qualified Target Industries Tax Refund Program, with the state providing eighty percent, or $280,000, and the City of Fort Lauderdale providing twenty percent or $70,000.

Anthem Education operates as a post-secondary educational institution with 34 campuses in 14 states. The Company operates its campuses under the Florida Career College, Anthem College, Anthem Career College, Anthem Institute, The Bryman School of Arizona and Morrison University names. Florida Career College has operated in Florida since 1982 and has grown and expanded its schools and programs to meet the needs of students and businesses and currently offers career-focused programs in various subject areas, such as allied healthcare, information technology, technical trades and others at each of its 12 locations throughout the State of Florida. In April 2012, Education Training Corporation acquired Arizona based High-Tech Institute Holdings, Inc., d/b/a Anthem Education, with 22 campuses in 14 states.

Anthem Education CEO David Knobel said, “Greater Fort Lauderdale provides us with an expansive area that welcomes growing businesses and a rich and diverse pool of talent for future growth. We appreciate the assistance provided by Governor Scott, Enterprise Florida, the City of Fort Lauderdale and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance CEO Council in our selection process.”

Governor Rick Scott said, “Florida is known for educational excellence and job creation – and Anthem Education’s expansion in Ft. Lauderdale is more proof of our success. With more than 320,000 jobs created in the last two years, our strategies of cutting taxes, paying down debt, and investing in K-12 education are paving the way for more opportunities for Florida families.”

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