1) International Skills Partnerships:
Winning International Business through Education and Training
In our October 2002 issue of this newsletter we alerted
you to a conference we are hosting on the 6th February 2003 at the Shaw
Park Plaza Hotel in London, NW3. If you are interested and would like
further details of this conference, or would like to register, please
go to the Neil
Stewart Associates website.
2) National Meeting of the
Tirisano Fellowship Programme, Deeside College
The third and final national meeting of the 2002 Tirisano Fellowship
programme 2002 took place between the 21st and 22nd November at Deeside
College. David Jones, the Deputy Principal, warmly welcomed everyone
to Deeside College and gave a presentation outlining how Deeside College
has adapted to continuous change whilst consistently improving the quality
of the services it offers. Modise Manota, a General Manager from the
National Business Initiative/Colleges Collaboration Fund, South Africa
spoke about recent developments in the Further Education and Training
(FET) sector in South Africa. There was also a combination of workshops
and seminars facilitated by Tony Scaife from Park Lane College with
input from Ann Lees from Liverpool Community College and John Macleod
from Clydebank College.
As this was the last national meeting and Fellows
were heading back to South Africa in just under a week, Ruth Gee facilitated
a final session to allow Fellows to feedback how they felt the Tirisano
Programme has changed them personally and professionally. This session
highlighted how positive the experience has been for the Fellows and
the strength of the partnerships and friendships that have developed
throughout the course of this programme.
The national meeting was also the last time the Fellows
and Mentors would all be together and there were many difficult (and
tearful!) goodbyes. However, as with previous years of the Tirisano
Fellowship, the friendships formed will continue and develop regardless
of the distance between the UK and South Africa.
Details of the Tirisano Fellowship Programme 2003
will be posted on this website and will be included in an upcoming issue
of this partner briefing, so watch these spaces!