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Niagara College’s partnerships in Saint Lucia continue to flourish.
This past May a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between Niagara College and Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC) in Morne Fortune, Castries, Saint Lucia.
“I am very pleased to be able to support the strengthening of ties in the Caribbean region, and St. Lucia in particular,” said NC’s Justin Williams, director of Global Education and Partnerships. “NC is well positioned to build on our core strengths in the region and enrich both the communities of St. Lucia and SACC, as well as NC. This is a win-win.”
Established in 1985, SALCC is the only community college on the island of Saint Lucia and is accredited by the Saint Lucian Government’s Ministry of Education and Culture.
“The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College is excited and committed to this new understanding and relationship with Niagara College,” said Sir Arthur Lewis Community College’s vice principal, Merle St. Clair Auguste. “As the national tertiary institution of Saint Lucia, we are charged with the responsibility of higher education for the nations’ human resource. This collaboration with Niagara College will provide for more diverse offerings to our students and facilitate the kind of intercultural exchanges that create a more global citizen. We look forward to a productive relationship with Niagara College.”
As part of the MOU, NC and SALCC will explore potential opportunities for student and faculty exchanges as well as academic pathways.
“The team in the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Sport believes that this MOU with Sir Arthur Lewis Community College in Saint Lucia is a strong foundation to build new shared hospitality training and education projects,” said the School’s associate dean, Damian Goulbourne. “Their ‘Pursuit of Excellence’ coupled with our ‘Applied Dreams’ philosophy has the potential to lead to shared hospitality sector research projects, which have the potential to benefit local operators in St. Lucia and Canada compete in a tough global marketplace. We are encouraged that our shared student-focused approach to teaching and learning will result in activities that enable graduates from both institutions to be globally Monday-morning-ready.”
NC will continue to strengthen its partnerships in the Caribbean and collaboratively foster world-ready and work-ready graduates, both in Canada at NC and abroad through partner institutions.