EFE Andes hosts its third regional forumThe Education for Employment – Andean region hosted its third Regional Forum in La Paz, Bolivia from February 25th to 27th. The goal of this forum was the establishment of an articulate and harmonized action plan for Bolivia, Colombia and Peru for the fiscal year 2015-2016. It was also an opportunity to share updates and discuss the progress made in the institutional partnership component and the development of common tools that will contribute to the final outcome of the EFE Program in the region which is improving the socio-economic well-being of vulnerable youth, particularly young women, by enhancing their integration in the job market, including self-employment. The event was inaugurated by Jiovanny Samanamud, Vice minister of Higher Education and Professional Training from the Ministry of Education of Bolivia and Alberto Palacios Hardy, Head of aid and cooperation from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). Representatives from CICan’s local partners: Ministry of Education of Bolivia, Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje (SENA) from Colombia and the Ministries of Education and Labour from Peru attended this forum. The EFE Program in the Andean Region involves 19 partnerships and 22 Canadian colleges. It benefits from a total investment of CAD $18.5 M over five years from the Government of Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). This program is part of DFATD’s Skills for Employment initiative.
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Did you know?The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has begun celebrating its 50th anniversary! To mark the celebrations, the institution has unveiled a 2-storey selfie mural featuring 2,7000 selfies of members of the BCIT community. From afar, the mural depicts 2 de Havilland DHC-Beaver planes and is the second of five murals BCIT has planned. The mural is on display at the BCIT Aerospace Technology Campus. Happy anniversary BCIT!
Congratulations!Patti France has been named the new president of St. Clair College. Mrs. France is currently the Senior Vice President of College Operations, and will be the first female president of St. Clair College. She began her career at St. Clair in the Registrar’s Office 25 years ago, where she worked in a support staff position. Cégep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu has announced the nomination of France Aubé to the position of coordinator for continuous education. Mrs Aubé has over 30 years of experience in the Cégep system. She was previously associate director at Cégep Édouard-Montpetit.
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