Tech college president explains international partnership in webinar

March 27, 2012

From “Webinar to highlight Gateway’s international partnership efforts” — Gateway Technical College President Bryan Albrecht will be a featured member of a webinar by the Association for Career and Technical Education from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. March 28 highlighting the college’s involvement in an international partnership to train automotive instructors in Morocco through a Higher Education for Development grant effort.

“This project includes multiple stakeholders with diverse perspectives demonstrating how, in the future, we need to leverage our partnerships to grow our college,” said Albrecht. “In the future of community colleges, growth strategies must align with national and international efforts relating to education and economic issues.”

Albrecht will be joined in the webinar by Roger Tadajewski, executive director of the National Coalition of Certification Centers, known as NC3; and Soumia Boutkhil of Universite’ Mohammed I Oujda / Ecole Superieure de Technologie.The purpose of the grant is to assist the Universite’ in the development of its automotive program. The training delivered by Gateway instructors was the second phase of the grant, with the initial phase being delivered as a Fall 2010 assessment of faculty and facility at the Moroccan college. Since then, the Universite’ has built an automotive training lab and is working to replicate Gateway’s Horizon Center for Transportation Technology facility model to educate its own students. The training of their faculty prepares them for delivery of their new auto program which has 25 students enrolled, including three young women.

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