Niagara College will welcome more than 20 Latin American students this October, as the College continues to expand its global education and partnerships initiatives.
From October 22 to October 26, seven university students from Colombia will partake in a customized training program studying small-scale business development, a market pivotal to further advancing Colombia’s economy. This opportunity was made possible through a new partnership NC developed with Colombia’s National Training Service (Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje – SENA) as well as its flourishing partnership with Agriteam Canada. A national public institution attributed to the Ministry of Labour of Colombia, SENA works towards investing in the social and technical development of the Colombian workforce through professional training, and in turn, aims to further strengthen the country’s economy.
While studying at NC, the students will experience applied learning through a series of industry site visits and seminars highlighting eco, rural and agriculture tourism in Niagara.
The College will also welcome students from Mexico into the Short Term English for Academic Preparation (EAP) program from October 24 to November 24. These 15 Mexican university students are being hosted as part of the “Proyecta 10,000 Estado de México” program funded by the Government of Mexico. This program was designed to provide English language training to 10,000 Mexican postsecondary students, teachers and researchers in Canada by the end of 2018. This is the first time that NChas been selected to participate in the program as the College looks to expand its partnerships in Mexico with a focus on future student mobility opportunities.
During their studies, the Mexican students will participate in a series of activities embedded with Canadian culture as well as learn English language essentials through the Short Term EAP program. Two months in duration, the program allows flexibility in students’ English language education, accommodating different academic calendars around the world and expanding the global reach of NC’s education.
For more information regarding the Short Term English for Academic Preparation program, please click here.