FREDERICTON – New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Study Abroad Canada to explore opportunities for collaboration in creating an English for Academic Purposes pathway as well as sharing NBCC’s expertise in Early Childhood Education; Long-Term Care and Personal Support Worker. The institutions will also explore exchange opportunities for faculty and learners.
“NBCC has set goals of welcoming significantly more learners over the next five years and building our capacity for growth,” said Mary Butler, NBCC Vice-President of Academic Development. “To achieve this, we must explore opportunities for new collaborations, such as this partnership with Study Abroad Canada, which will help NBCC to reach more learners.”
Through this MoU, NBCC and Study Abroad Canada Language Institute will explore collaboration in:
- An English for Academic Purposes pathway for international students to achieve language proficiency/academic readiness for NBCC programs;
- Marketing and promotion of programs and student recruitment in international markets;
- Professional development workshops, international internships and international teacher training program for Early Childhood Education instructors; and
- Certification programs for long-term care professionals in China and student exchange opportunities with Chinese Senior Care Associations.
“Study Abroad Canada (SAC), an affiliated school of Sunrise Group, is dedicated to introducing and bringing Canada’s greatest education to emerging markets in the world,” said Xuan (Frank) Zhou, President of Sunrise Group and Chair of the Board of Study Abroad Canada. “This collaboration will leverage resources from SAC and NBCC in various sectors to capitalize on huge potential and maintain a mutually beneficial relationship in order to achieve shared goals.”
Butler said the MoU is particularly important as NBCC welcomes increased numbers of international students to the College.
“This year NBCC has doubled the number of international students attending our College,” said Butler. “This collaboration with Study Abroad Canada will help us continue to support the success of international students while also sharing NBCC’s expertise in early childhood education, long-term care and personal support internationally.”
As a world-famous language school offering programs since 1994, Study Abroad Canada Language Institute is dedicated to the educational goals of students from around the world. They have partnerships with some of the highest-ranked post-secondary education institutions in Canada, as well as provincial and federal governments.
With six campuses across New Brunswick, New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) is a provincially-recognized, public post-secondary institution reputed for producing skilled, knowledgeable graduates who are contributing to the Province’s socio-economic prosperity. NBCC offers students one- and two-year certificate and diploma programs as well as apprenticeship, customized and specialized training. Find out more by visiting: www.nbcc.ca.
Media Contact: Melissa Wah, Communications Coordinator, NBCC