Coleg y Cymoedd has been successful in securing a place on the AOC Leadership Development Programme and securing a memorandum of understanding with a specialist technology college in China.
The college’s Executive Director of Resources Paul Davies took part in a two week visit to China with Nanjing Polytechnic Institute, to look at strengthening links with China that would be mutually beneficial to both organisations.
As a result of this visit the college has since hosted a delegation from Nanjing Polytechnic Institute to explore areas of collaboration and signed a memorandum of Understanding to formalise the partnership.
Areas of interest include, staff training programmes, student exchanges, benchmarking quality assurance and teaching and learning.
The rationale behind the memorandum of understanding, signed during a recent visit to Coleg y Cymoedd, is to share best practice and increase the college’s international collaboration and profile.
Paul Davies, Executive Director of Resources said: “It is fantastic for the college to be improving partnerships between ourselves and China. The opportunity to network with experts in in the vocational sector in China helps us to build on the excellent work we are already doing, and scope new areas to focus on that will benefit learners both in Wales and China.”
The college has worked in China for over five years and recognises the need to develop strong and trusted relationships with organisations to increase international links for the benefit of the organisation.