TORONTO, Oct. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Centennial College has signed seven
memorandums of understanding with learning institutions and
organizations in Israel this month as part of a concerted effort by the
Scarborough-based college to enhance student mobility and learning
The agreements will create linkages between Ontario's first public
college and the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Hadassah Academic
College Jerusalem, the College of Law and Business, the Jerusalem
College of Technology and Tel-Hai Academic College. In addition, there
are new ties with the Magen David Adom and VARAM, Israel's board of
public academic colleges.
Centennial was invited to join the trade mission to Israel organized by
City of Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua, who led a delegation from
the city's private and public-sector organizations to meet with key
Israeli associations and industries in early October. The weeklong
itinerary included Tel Aviv, the nation's business and financial
capital, as well as trips to other Israeli centres.
While an important focus of the trade mission is to assist Canadian
businesses to expand and succeed by linking with firms operating in
Israel's innovative and dynamic economy, Centennial and other colleges
are looking for new academic partners to enhance learning opportunities
for their students, as well as opportunities for collaborative
research, innovation and commercialization.
"We are continuing to build our global presence by coming to Israel for
the first time, a market that is world-renowned for its technological
innovations and entrepreneurial spirit," says Brad Chapman, CFO and
Vice President Business Development, Centennial College. "We're excited
by the prospect of creating pathways between institutions for students
to gain remarkable learning opportunities across cultures and across
oceans. Israel has much to offer us."
Centennial College will be joining the City of Vaughan at its new Tel
Aviv trade office, which will facilitate information requests and
business opportunities. With a permanent presence in Tel Aviv,
Centennial will be able to recruit international students and offer
corporate training programs to Israeli firms.
Established in 1966, Centennial College offers programs in business,
community and health studies, communications, science and engineering
technology, general arts, hospitality and transportation. Centennial
has a presence in several countries around the globe and currently
hosts 5,000 international students at its Toronto campuses.
SOURCE: Centennial College
For further information:
Media contact: Mark Toljagic, Communications Officer, Centennial College, 416-289-5000, ext. firstname.lastname@example.org