First Coast Technical College recently hosted representatives of Southeast Asian colleges and universities. The guests are participants in the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (ILVP).
The participants are visiting the U.S. for three weeks with the goal of exploring how post-secondary education is evolving and how institutions of higher education partner with area industry to create a skilled workforce. Their visit to the Jacksonville region was arranged by GlobalJax.
Participants also visited schools in Dayton, OH, Washington, DC and Denver, CO. Their time at FCTC was spent exploring Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs as an integral part of the American higher-education system. Guests were provided with a tour of several CTE programs, including nursing, agri-science, aircraft fabrication and enjoyed lunch prepared by FCTC’s School of Culinary Arts.
“FCTC was honored to share and perhaps some of our ideas will be replicated on the other side of the world,” said Patricia Rench, FCTC Health Careers Coordinator.
Attached (far right): Patricia Rench, FCTC Health Careers Coordinator, shows the Dental Assistant lab to Southeast Asian visitors.