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COLIBRI GROUP ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC ACQUISITION OF WESTERN SCHOOLS

Online Learning Leader Expands Career Management Services to Healthcare Professionals Through Elite Learning, Advance Healthcare and Western Schools

Colibri Group, an online education company with leading brands that provide learning solutions to licensed professionals, today announced that the company has acquired Western Schools, a leader in continuing education (CE) for healthcare professionals.

“The acquisition of Western Schools allows us to better serve healthcare professionals by providing them with a comprehensive destination for CE, career management and opportunities, and industry news,” said Mike Duran, Chief Executive Officer of Colibri Group. “We are committed to helping nurses and other healthcare professionals manage and advance their careers. Western is a well-respected brand in healthcare education and the addition of their high-quality courses to our course library will enhance our ability to serve nurses and healthcare professionals.”

For more than 30 years, Western Schools has been at the forefront of professional CE, providing evidence-based, expert-authored, peer-reviewed CE courses to more than one million healthcare professionals, including nurses, advanced practice nurses, dental professionals, physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, speech-language pathologists, pharmacists, and registered dietitians.

Western Schools is the latest in a series of acquisitions by Colibri Group. Western Schools will join Colibri Group’s healthcare brand, Elite Learning, which currently serves nursing and allied health professions with CE content, career management resources, news, and lifestyle content.

“Together we will serve more than one million healthcare professionals with the largest and most diverse library of CE content to fulfill state, specialty and employer CE requirements,” said Janet Blanner, General Manager of Elite Learning. “We intend to provide Western School customers with the same great quality and service they expect and provide an outstanding experience on our proprietary SaaS platform to help them grow their skills and advance their career.”

ABOUT COLIBRI GROUP

Colibri Group provides leading online learning solutions to licensed professionals who strive to be among the best in their fields. Through eight leading brands — Real Estate Express, Securities Training Corporation, McKissock Learning, The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, Elite Professional Education, Allied School, XCEL Testing Solutions, and Superior School of Real Estate — the company serves more than 1,000,000 professionals each education period in real estate, healthcare, and financial services industries, among others. Colibri Group’s comprehensive learning platforms give working professionals a competitive edge throughout their careers by combining continuing education with up-to-date information, practical on-the-job application, and online accessibility. Visit colibrigroup.com for more information.

ABOUT WESTERN SCHOOLS

Western Schools is a leader in continuing education in the healthcare field, offering in-depth, peer-reviewed  courses in nursing and behavioral health. Through our process of quality development and rigorous review, Western Schools offers healthcare professionals the highest quality, convenient, and affordable courses needed to fulfill their re-licensure, certification, and other professional education needs. As a nationally accredited continuing education provider, Western Schools offers more than 2,300 continuing education hours across more than 40 specialties in nursing and behavioral health. Since its founding in 1978, Western Schools has served more than 1 million practitioners through its commitment to the growth and lifelong learning of healthcare professionals. For more information about Western Schools, visit  http://www.westernschools.com.

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CONTACT: For Colibri Group Media Inquiries

Christine Linder, 314-650-7580

christine@spokemarketing.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MISSOURI

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: EDUCATION CONTINUING TECHNOLOGY INTERNET SOFTWARE HEALTH MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SERVICES HUMAN RESOURCES TRAINING NURSING

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