Edinburgh College has long appreciated the value of international projects and what they can bring to our learning experience. We want to build on our experience gained to date and enhance it by continuing to be involved with existing partners and working with new partners in joint programme development and delivery.
A new agricultural institute in Panama
Edinburgh College is working in partnership with SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College) and Sunderland College to complete a major feasibility study on setting up a brand new agricultural institute in Panama. This will tackle vital skills gaps in Panama’s large agricultural sector and provide routes to employment for young people.
This partnership strongly reflects Edinburgh College’s values and enables us to offer the benefit of our expertise and experience in terms of:
- Curriculum design
- Teacher recruitment and training
- Student recruitment and retention
- Curriculum mapping
- Industry engagement
- Quality assurance
This project is being delivered for the Panamanian Ministry of Agriculture and is the latest stage in Edinburgh College’s well-established relationship with Panama.
Upskilling teachers in Central Asia
Edinburgh College is working with the British Council in Central Asia to help upskill English language teachers and enhance their knowledge of the British and Scottish culture.
This project involves welcoming teachers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Uzbekistan, where they will have the opportunity to develop their teaching skills and methods while experiencing the friendly Scottish culture and world heritage city of Edinburgh.
In addition, Edinburgh College’s highly experienced trainers also delivered a one-week ‘train the trainer’ programme in Baku, Azerbaijan.
This programme fits with Edinburgh College’s focus on teaching excellence and continuous professional development.