Seven colleges and institutes selected for ISTEP in TanzaniaAfter hosting 16 delegates from our Improving Skills Training for Employment Program (ISTEP), we are pleased to announce that our Tanzanian partners have selected seven Canadian colleges and institutes to collaborate in six Institutional Partnerships. Following a rigorous selection process led by our ISTEP partner institutions, the partnerships were chosen as follows: - College of the Rockies and Camosun College will partner with the Mwanza Regional Vocational Training and Service Centre, - Cégep Abitibi-Temiscamingue will partner with the Moshi Regional Vocational Training and Service Centre, - Camosun College will partner with the Arusha Technical College, - Fisheries and Marine Institute and College of the North Atlantic will partner with the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology, - Nova Scotia Community College will partner with the VETA Hotel and Tourism Training Institute, and - Bow Valley College and Nova Scotia Community College will partner with the Morogoro Vocational Teachers Training College. These new institutional partnerships have been officially endorsed by the Tanzania Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MOEVT) as well as the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). CICan would like to thank all the colleges and institutes that applied. Special thanks to Seneca College and Durham College for accommodating our delegates and for showcasing the Canadian college system at its best.
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Did you know?College of the Rockies has launched a program aimed at older workers, which teaches them skills they need to remain in the workforce. The 14-week program called "Targeted Initiative for Older Workers Program"ensures that aging workers who are transitioning out of a more physical job can acquire the skills they need to remain employable. The program includes training in areas such as computer training, resumes, interview and job search skills as well as communications skills.
Congratulations!Debbie Frankel is the new Vice-President, Finance and Administration at Red River College. Mrs. Frankel’s previous positions include Chief Financial Officer of the Misericordia Health Centre. She begins her position at RRC on May 19 2015. Brian Holland’s term as President of Holland College has been renewed for an additional 5 years. McMillan is currently the Vice-Chair of the board of Colleges and Institutes Canada, and has been the president of Holland College for the past 9 years.
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