Centennial College Partnerships in Peru Impact Vulnerable Youth

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Centennial College has worked in partnership with the Education for Employment (EFE) Project in Peru since February 2015.  Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) developed institutional partnerships between Peruvian technical institutes and Canadian colleges, institutes and polytechnics as part of the program. Centennial’s role in the project has included design and implementation of curriculum, strengthening of instructional methods, building of technical skills, training and development of staff, and strengthening of administrative management in a way that promotes a sustainable system of post-secondary training in support of Peruvian employment and industrial development. Based on the success of the project, Centennial College was approved for extension as a project partner in January 2017.

The program continues to effectively support its objective: improving the socio-economic well-being of vulnerable youth, particularly young women, by providing employment-focused education and developing essential skills that promote self-employment and entrepreneurship in in the Andean region, Peru. Read more about EFE Andes Project.

Centennial’s Global Citizenship and Equity Learning Experience (GCELE) program also made an impact in Peru in April 2016. “Centennial College was able to help build this amazing green house for a local orphanage in Cusco, Peru. The girls will now have fresh produce for many years!  It’s amazing what people can do when they come together with a common goal in mind.” says Jessica Ro, Social Service Worker Student and GCELE participant.

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