Selkirk College is joining three other Canadian universities in a project that places focus on building and strengthening the economy of Kenya. The government-funded program will provide expertise and allow for staff to gain valuable international experience.
Selkirk College is joining a consortium of Canadian post-secondary institutions on a project that aims to develop leading edge curriculum with industry-relevant outcomes in an effort to create a more vibrant economy in Kenya.
Funded by the federal government’s Global Affairs Canada and implemented by Colleges & Institutes Canada, Selkirk College is partnering with Humber College (Toronto) as the lead, Vancouver Island University (Nanaimo) and Durham College (Oshawa) to work together on one aspect of the Kenya Education for Employment Program. It’s part of a three-year initiative that will strengthen post-secondary opportunities for youth and provide industry-ready education in the East African nation.
“Canada is seen as a leader in these types of projects, but most importantly we are seen as a relationship-builder,” says Pat Bidart, the Dean who is leading Selkirk College participation in the consortium. “We don’t go into these countries and tell them what they need to do, Canadian post-secondary leaders work really good as partners. We learn from them and they learn from us. I think our partners are very appreciative for this approach.”
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