Lincoln College Group announces £12m overseas expansion in Saudi Arabia

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A £12 million deal to run a higher education teacher-training school for the tech-industry in Saudi Arabia hopes to ensure continued investment across Lincoln College Group’s UK operations.

Lincoln College International (LCI), part of LCG, has taken control of Riyadh Technical Trainers College after winning a bid against a number of training providers.

It will employ 120 lecturers and support staff and train up to 2,000 mechanical and communications technology teachers at any one time.

LCI already manages the Qatief Female College in Saudi Arabia, which will have 2,000 students from September.

The group has also just signed a six-year extension to its courses at Sichuan College of Architectural Technology (SCAT) in China and launched a new accountancy programme at Chengdu Polytechnic.

Gary Headland, Lincoln College Group CEO, said: “We’re excited by our overseas expansion, which will enable us to continue to add social value abroad and reduce our dependence on government funding back home.

“We have an outward looking approach to education and training with a constant focus on identifying new income streams – enabling us to invest in our campuses at Lincoln, Gainsborough and Newark.”