Education Leaders from Guangzhou, China Visit Triton College

Thursday, August 31, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Dr. Sue Campos, the dean of Triton College’s Health Careers and Public Service programs, leads a group of educators from Guangzhou, China on a tour of Triton’s Health and Sciences building on August 29. | Submitted photo

A delegation comprising roughly 20 educators from Guangzhou, China visited Triton College on Aug. 29 to get a front-row glimpse of the community college system in the United States. The Chinese leaders represented numerous career and technical education institutions, according to a release issued by Triton on Aug. 31.

Last Tuesday’s visit was planned by the 21st Century Institute, a nonprofit based in Oak Brook that “helps businesses and organizations build relationships through exchange programs to develop better understanding between government units in the United States and China,” according to the release.

Derrick Zhang, a program coordinator for the Oak Brook nonprofit, said that the Chinese delegation is looking for ways to “understand the curriculum design of American community colleges, and match it with the marketing needs.”

“In many ways, it’s a natural fit for educators from the city of Guangzhou to visit the Chicagoland area,” explained Mary Rita Moore, Triton College’s president. “As the third largest cities in our respective countries, we share similar opportunities – and challenges – in terms of helping our students achieve their educational goals and succeed in their careers.” VFP

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