LaunchLife International (LLI) Acquires UK-based Pitman Training Group (PTG)


Richmond Hill, ON (November 30, 2018) – Today, EdTech company LaunchLife International Inc. (LLI), the parent company of Academy of Learning Career College [AOLCC] and School is Easy (SIE) announced that it has expanded its education franchise network with the acquisition of Pitman Training Group (PTG), a UK-based company with a deep history dating back over 180 years. PTG is a leading international education franchisor, providing vocational training courses to individuals predominantly aged 25 to 35 years old and companies across the UK and overseas. PTG has 87 franchised locations globally, including over 70 in the UK and Ireland. LLI now has over 150 franchised education locations in 14 countries.

LaunchLife's mission is to improve the lives of learners from early childhood education to employment. With this acquisition, now families in 14 countries will benefit from reaching education that may help them start new careers, re-learn old skills, and improve the quality of life for thousands of people. The success of both companies has been achieved by leveraging technology, professionalism, and a team that embraces the concept of lifelong learning to provide learners with access to state-of-the-art education in the communities in which they live.

Darryl Simsovic, CEO of LLI, said "based on my personal knowledge of the PTG principles as I've been getting to know them over the past year, I am confident that this will be a great fit for LLI and will bolster the growth of our franchise operations globally."

Mr. Simsovic added, "PTG and AOLCC have very similar approaches to career adult education, both emphasize customer care and student achievement, and have both been successful innovators in the way they deliver and market their services." PTG is reputed to be the first private education company to offer distance learning alternatives to its students; similarly, AOLCC has been a pioneer with its ILS approach to private career education.

In conclusion, Simsovic noted that "franchisees in both organizations will gain from the newly- combined company by providing additional course offerings, more management support in operations, marketing and technology".


About LaunchLife International Inc. (LLI)

LaunchLife is a Canadian EdTech company specializing in franchising education platforms. LaunchLife's flexible, supportive environment empowers dedicated learners to achieve their learning goals. Now with over 87 PTG, 50 AOLCC and 14 School is Easy locations, LaunchLife is aggressively continuing its national and global expansion over the next 12 to 24 months. For more information, please visit and