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International Skills Partnership Award

Friday 16 December 2016

Westminster Kingsway College International team received an award for Innovation within a Project Proposal for its British Council International Skills Partnership Project work with partners in Kazakhstan.

The award was presented by Mr Edward Oakden CMG, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, at the British Council’s ‘Bringing the Learning Home’ conference in Jordan last week. The nine month project is a partnership with the Multidisciplinary College and Professional Technical State College in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana.

The award follows a visit to the College by representatives from Kazakh partner colleges. During their visit the group delivered a Kazakh Cuisine Master Class for some of the Colleges culinary students showcasing some of Kazakhstan’s most popular dishes.

The Group International team has also finalized two partnerships in India, which will introduce world–class UK pedagogy into the Indian education environment.

Sapkal Knowledge Hub based in the city of Nashik, in the Indian state of Maharashtra

This project will providing content and teacher training support for the delivery of Foundation, HNC/ HND programmes. Following the completion of the HND, students will have the option of completing their degree at a UK University.

Gujarat Government pilot programme

This programme will up-skill 5000 University teachers to UK pedagogy for learner-centric teaching and learning. The Colleges have been working with start-up company GTEP in India and the Deputy High Commissioner of UK in Gujarat, Geoff Wain, to finalise the details of the programme. An MoU with the Gujarat Government and the Deputy High Commissioner will be signed at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit in January 2017.

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