Durham College recently welcomed representatives from a college in Peru in an effort for both institutions to improve themselves.
The representatives from Centro Experimental de Formación Profesional (CEFOP) in Trujillo – a city of nearly 700,000 people in northwestern Peru, approximately 500 kilometres northwest of the capital Lima – were making the training mission to Durham after representatives from DC made the trek to the South American country over the summer.
Four management-level representatives from the Peruvian college spent two weeks at Durham to learn how the school worked, as well as the “recruitment of vulnerable youth, admissions, team work, performance evaluation and leadership training, while also exploring the strategies used to administer and run the Centre for Food’s (CFF) culinary programs and green-certified teaching restaurant Bistro ’67” according to a news release from Durham College.
“Our partnership with CEFOP not only gives us a chance to share our expertise but stands to have a great impact on the college, its students and the wider community,” states Mark Herringer, Durham College’s executive director of international education, in a news release. “It is also a great example of post-secondary institutions from across the globe working together to build expertise and improve the student experience.”
The project between the two schools is ongoing until March 2017, with more visits planned between both locations.