Tim Astbury, Assistant Principal, Stratford-upon-Avon College (second from left) with other delegates at the conference in Kazakhstan.
The Heart of England International Academy (HEIA) recently visited Kazakhstan to attend a conference organised by the Ministry of Education and Science, the British Embassy, Astana and the Technical and Vocational Education and Training of the United Kingdom (TVET UK).
The conference, “The United Kingdom – the Republic of Kazakhstan: Partners in Education”, took place on 19th November at the prestigious Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan and was designed to discuss the cooperation issues in technical and vocational education.
The key outcomes of the conference were the request by the Ministry of Education and Science to continue and enhance the Memorandum with TVET UK and the signing of a memorandum between Astana College of Business Management and Stratford-upon-Avon College to explore a range of collaboration projects.
Tim Astbury, Assistant Principal at Stratford-upon-Avon College, met with agents at the conference and discussed student recruitment. He commented, “We are very excited about developing our relationship with Kazakhstan. This year we welcomed around 20 Kazakhstani students on A Level programmes and on the University of Warwick Higher Education Foundation Programme. We will be hosting an agent visit this month as a result of this conference.”
The Heart of England International Academy is a collaborative partnership between Stratford-upon-Avon College and City College Coventry. HEIA offers a wide range of programmes to students across the world including higher education foundation programmes in conjunction with the University of Warwick, international foundation programmes and English language courses. For more information on the courses available, visit www.heia.co.uk. Students from 47 countries are currently attending the Heart of England International Academy including France, Germany, the United States of America, Canada, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, South Korea and China.
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Posted on Thursday 16th December 2010