Steps made towards USA student exchange with research trip


Staff from New College Lanarkshire recently travelled to the USA to meet representatives from Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) in Wisconsin to research the possibility of a vocational and cultural student exchange programme.

The visit was funded by ERASMUS+ International Credit Mobility, which enables staff to go on exchange trips with college partners to share best practice in education.

International Manager, Hazel Scott joined Gregor Duncan, Curriculum and Quality Leader for Performing Arts, Steven Hewitt, Curriculum and Quality Leader for Electrical, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and John Taylor, Curriculum and Quality Leader for Light Vehicle and Vehicle Fitting on the trip.

They met with Dean of Skilled Trades and Engineering at CVTC, Jeff Sullivan, who organised a full itinerary of meetings with colleagues from across the faculties along with tours of CVTC’s campuses throughout the local county.

Hazel Scott said: “The visit was a great success as we were able to make significant progress on future collaborative activities, including student exchange programmes, which will be mutually beneficial for both organisations.

“Like NCL, CVTC are committed to creating a long term, sustainable partnership and we look forward welcoming them to Scotland and the College later this year.”

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