Hundreds of the conference’s well-heeled attendees listened intently as Ms. Niazi, of Lahore, Pakistan, described her experience with massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, that are spreading rapidly around the globe.
About 25 community college leaders traveled to India last month to advise government officials and education leaders as they implement an ambitious plan to upgrade the nation’s technical education system. India has made a commitment to establish 200 community colleges over the next few years.
Shoreline Community College is joining the world in helping India embark on perhaps the biggest expansion of education ever.
Shoreline President Lee Lambert and Ann Garnsey-Harter, Shoreline’s virtual college director, are in New Delhi at the request of the Indian government and the U.S. State Department to present at an international conference on community colleges.
Gateway Technical College Case Study – Trane Partnership Helps to Better Prepare Tomorrow’s Workforce
Like many technical education schools, the HVAC equipment in the training labs at Gateway Technical College was outdated, with many of the pieces more than twenty years old, often donated by area residents after upgrading their homes or businesses. At the same time, the college recognized their infrastructure was aging, with mechanical systems nearing the end of their useful life. In keeping with its mission, the college wished to advance its commitment to sustainability by utilizing energy-efficient systems, while preparing students to become valued workers in the community.