Thursday, February 24, 2011

Orlando conference to focus on international education

Community colleges and how their unique models for workforce training are becoming catalysts for overseas economic development will be among an array of topics to be covered at the 35th annual conference of Community Colleges for International Development taking place Feb. 26 – March 1 at the Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando.
The conference is being hosted this year by Daytona State College through its Office of Global Education and Affairs.
Established in 1976, CCID helps build global relationships that strengthen international educational partnerships and promote economic development here and abroad. With more than 160 member institutions worldwide, the organization focuses on global education issues that relate primarily to two-year colleges and equivalent institutions outside the United States.
More than 300 educators and higher education administrators are expected to attend this year’s conference, including up to 50 international educators representing 15 countries. The event will feature forums and plenary sessions profiling burgeoning community college system models established in the Dominican Republic, Argentina, Thailand and the Republic of Georgia, to name a few. Also on the agenda are sessions devoted to U.S. government grant opportunities for community colleges, as well as government-sponsored scholarship and study abroad programs U.S. colleges can leverage to develop strategic international partnerships.
For more conference details, visit CCID on the Web at or contact Dr. Don Matthews, (386) 506-3675,