A delegation from Nantong Shipping College in Jiangsu, China visited two Georgian College campuses for the first time last week.
In Owen Sound, the group of 20 teachers was introduced to the Centre for Marine Training and Research (CMTR). Nantong Shipping College is part of the Singapore International Maritime Institute. The teachers had a tour of the navigation and engine simulators, the engine lab and the new fire training facility. Jason Davenport, CMTR Manager, explained the wide range of education, training and research opportunities that have been developed as a result of the Centre’s growth over the past decade.
Jiangsu province and Ontario have a joint educational exchange program that is administered through SuOn College in Toronto. One of the goals of the partnership is to educate Chinese teachers about the Ontario college system.
“Our partnership with SuOn College has spanned more than a decade. We have a variety of professional training and international education programs for all levels of teaching staff from China and we were particularly pleased to show our guests from Nantong Shipping College the recent additions and enhancements made to our Centre for Marine Training and Research,” said Leslie Palson, Dean, International Education and Development.
In Barrie, the group learned about Georgian’s Engineering Technology programs and took part in information sessions such as A History of Postsecondary Education in Ontario; Learning Styles; and Co-operative Education and Internationalizing the Curriculum.
Georgian will continue to develop its partnership with Nantong Shipping College given its shared specialty in marine-related education and training.