Current International Projects

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Kenya

The Kenyan Education for Employment Project (KEFEP) program is designed to support the Ministry of Education and the Directorate of TVET to strengthen the quality of industry-responsive skills training programs; to increase effectiveness of institutions to deliver skills training programs that meet industry needs; and to increase effectiveness of national Kenyan agencies to implement TVET reform initiatives.

Durham College is involved on two of six KEFEP institutional projects to develop and implement new TVET programs with a common methodology of curriculum development and applied teaching and learning practices. In partnership with Algonquin College and Olds College, KEFEP-01 sees the consortium support Kitale National Polytechnic and Eldoret National Polytechnic. In partnership with Humber College, Vancouver Island University and Selkirk College, KEFEP-02 sees the consortium support Kisii National Polytechnic, Kisumu National Polytechnic and Sigalagala National Polytechnic.

DC faculty and staff are delivering training that addresses the institutions leadership and management models, with a strong focus on developing support and opportunities for female administrators, faculty and students within the technical and vocational education and training system. Training also includes strategies and processes for building sustainable industry linkages to ensure the development of industry-responsive curriculum that better matches graduate skills with employer needs in an effort to support Kenya’s youth to achieve meaningful, long-term employment in their field of choice.

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GUYANA

Durham College in collaboration with College of the North Atlantic and Mohawk College, was recently awarded one of six Skills to Access the Green Economy (SAGE-04) calls for proposals.

With this contract, the Canadian college consortium will support two schools in Guyana: New Amsterdam Technical Institute and Bina Hill Institute, in developing industry-responsive and inclusive skills training programs.

SAGE will see more than 1,000 students and beneficiaries trained across a variety of fields, including: water and coastal management, agriculture, construction and eco-tourism. The ultimate goal of SAGE-04 is to develop an inclusive academic program within the renewable energy sector.

This five-year initiative, funded by Global Affairs Canada and administered by CICan, will also support Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy, Canada’s commitment to empower girls and women worldwide.

PACIFIC ALLIANCE (CHILE,COLOMBIA, MEXICO AND PERU)

Durham College, in collaboration with Vancouver Island University and Fanshawe College, secured the Pacific Alliance Education for Employment A.08 call for proposal which will see the Canadian consortium lead the technical assistance for the development and implementation of a national and regional promotional campaign of the entire Pacific Alliance program in Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.

Funded by Global Affairs Canada and administered by Colleges and Institutes Canada, the program will see more than 1,500 employers and learners benefit from a dialogue on educational best practices; capacity in leadership and institutional management strengthened; and 105 trainers trained in pedagogical strategies. Focus areas will include: training approaches, competence-based education, and leadership training.