TORONTO, Dec. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Representatives from Seneca and the Government of Saint Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today to provide the country's citizens with the skills and education to pursue careers in fields such as construction, technology, trade and tourism.
Mr. John Allen, Honorary Consul General, St. Kitts and Nevis Consulate General joined Seneca President David Agnew at the Newnham Campus to officially sign the agreement on behalf of the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis.
"Free and compulsory education from kindergarten to 12th grade, a cherished goal of many across the globe, has been a reality in St. Kitts and Nevis for almost 50 years now. This MOU would provide opportunities for our people of St. Kitts and Nevis to further their education and prepare for careers in emerging fields of tourism, trade, construction and technology at one of Canada's leading and renowned educational institutions, Seneca College. My government is proud to partner with Seneca in further diversifying our growing economy of St. Kitts and Nevis," said the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Rt. Hon Dr. Denzil L Douglas.
"I am delighted on this historic occasion of the signing of the MOU between Canada and St. Kitts. I wish to relay my sincere congratulations to David Agnew, President of Seneca College, and Mr. John Allen, Honorary Consul General, St. Kitts and Nevis Consulate General. We truly look forward to a long, successful and prosperous relationship between Canada and St. Kitts and Nevis," said Joe Daniel, Member of Parliament for Don Valley East.
The parties will explore developing a plan to provide technical training programs to students in St. Kitts and Nevis; provide training to vocational teachers from St. Kitts and Nevis at Seneca; and accept students from St. Kitts and Nevis who qualify for education in relevant Seneca programs.
"We are delighted to be entering into this agreement to draw on our respective expertise and provide education and career training to the citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis," said David Agnew, Seneca President. "The agreement will allow for increased student mobility into crucial Seneca programs."
ABOUT ST. CHRISTOPHER (ST. KITTS) AND NEVIS
The Federation of Saint Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis located in the northeastern Caribbean, is a two-island state in the Eastern Caribbean. It is the smallest sovereign independent democracy nation in the Americas, in both area and population. The capital city and headquarters of government for the federated state is Basseterre on the island of St. Kitts. The population of St. Kitts and Nevis is approximately 51,538 with both islands offering a unique experience to visitors, investors and returning nationals. For more information please visit www.gov.kn.
With campuses across the Greater Toronto Area, Seneca offers degrees, diplomas and certificates renowned for their quality and respected by employers. Combining the highest academic standards with practical, hands-on learning, expert teaching faculty and the latest technology ensures Seneca graduates are career-ready.
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SOURCE: Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology
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