The Olde English Consortium (OEC) is a 501-C-3, non-profit, educational collaborative seeking to promote excellence in education through collaboration. Founded in 1976 as CYLUC-W, the consortium serves the North Central region of South Carolina, one of the most diverse collaborative in the southeast United States. The name Olde English refers to the early settlement by the English in the mid 1700's and to the numerous Revolutionary War battles fought there. A goal of the Olde English Consortium - or OEC - is to bring all stakeholders together to improve education, economic development, and the quality of life in the region and throughout the state. The OEC desires to maximize the efficiency of federal, state, & local tax dollars by pooling local resources to increase efficiency & collaborative buying power and resources.