NC’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute in collaboration with NC’s International Partnerships Office is partnering with Vinh Long Community College (VLCC) for an initiative aimed at strengthening VLCC’s capacity to develop and deliver Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) food science programs in Vietnam. NC president Dan Patterson and VLCC rector Trang Thanh Tung signed a Memorandum of Understanding on October 27 formalizing the five-year partnership that will bring the two colleges together for the Vietnam Skills for Employment Project. The project will see food science, particularly post-harvest production programs, developed considering current market conditions and including gender, environmental and competency-based TVET.
“This partnership with Vinh Long College is a great opportunity for our staff and students to develop world ready skills,” said Jon Ogryzlo, dean, International Partnerships. “Niagara College’s expertise in applied learning is seen as a great model for professional and vocational education around the world.”
NC will provide support and technical assistance to TVET leadership and management at national and provincial levels in Binh Thuan, Hau Giang and Vinh Long provinces with an overall goal of increasing youth employment in the areas. The Vietnam Skills for Employment Project is in partnership with Agriteam Canada, College of the North Atlantic and the Department of Foreign Affairs Trade and Development Canada.