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IEC Named as a ‘Best Place to Work’ in Orange County

Updated: Jan 22

International Education Corporation (IEC) was recently named as one of the 2023 Best Places to Work in Orange County. The awards program is managed by the Orange County Business Journal in partnership and the Workforce Research Group.

“We are honored to be named as a Best Place to work in Orange County. This recognition reflects the strong culture we have at IEC, united in our common purpose to empower students to build lives they can be proud of,” said Dr. Fardad Fateri, Chairman and CEO. “For over 40 years, we have remained committed to making a positive impact in the communities we serve by providing access to quality, short-term vocational and career training programs. Many thanks to our superstar colleagues who demonstrate their commitment to excellence and our obsession with student success every single day.”

This county-wide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Orange County, California, benefiting the county's economy, its workforce and businesses.

Organizations from across the county were evaluated in the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Orange County. The first part consisted of evaluating each employer's workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 20% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey administered by an independent third party organization to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 80% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top organizations and the final ranking. Workforce Research Group managed the overall registration and survey process and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final ranking.

The rankings of the winning organizations were released via a special section of the Orange County Business Journal’s July 3rdissue.

About International Education Corporation

Founded in 1982, International Education Corporation (IEC) is a national leader in postsecondary career education, offering short-term training programs in high-demand verticals such as healthcare, skilled trades, business, technology, and criminal justice. Headquartered in Irvine, California, IEC is the parent company for United Education Institute (UEI), UEI College, SAGE Truck Driving Schools, and U.S. Colleges. As an employee-owned organization, International Education Corporation and its subsidiaries are dedicated to the success of our students, our employees, and the communities we serve. We strive to drive personal and community transformation by empowering students to make a positive and enduring life change. We do this by preparing our students with the knowledge and skills they need — both personal and professional — to work in today’s most promising and in-demand career fields. To learn more visit


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