College signs co-operation agreement with Chinese

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MILTON Keynes College welcomed Chinese delegates from Changzhou College of Information Technology (CCIT) on Friday to sign a co-operation agreement between the two institutions.

The agreement signed by MK College Principal Dr Julie Mills and President of CCIT Deng Zhi Liang means that the Colleges can co-ordinate on areas like BTEC Higher Nationals in Creative Media Production and Hospitality Management as well as teacher training in the UK.

As well as senior staff, the delegates got the chance to meet students studying Digital Imaging and Design and the Mayor of Milton Keynes, Councillor. Alan Richards, during their tour of the College campuses.

“The design and structure is incredible” said the Mayor during the CCIT profile presentation.

“The post-graduate employment figures are also an absolutely phenomenal achievement”

Dr Mills along with two other representatives from the college previously went to China to visit President Deng Zhi Liang and Changzhou College last October.

“We are very glad to be in Milton Keynes today” said the CCIT President.

“Since our meeting last October, both colleges have made great efforts to put our collaboration into effect.

Dr Julie Mills has gone to great lengths to create international ties to MK College in order to help it grow and become more successful.

She said: “I am delighted to welcome the delegation from Changzhou College of Information Technology.

“The agreements we have signed today mark the start of what will be a strong partnership and I am looking forward to welcoming the first group of student teachers from China in the Autumn.

“Not only will this partnership be a profitable arrangement for the College, it will also enable us to provide Milton Keynes’ businesses with access to a range of Chinese for Business training courses.”

Story and photographs submitted by Charlie Ray