From January 23 to 25, a delegation from the Nigeria Labour Congress and the University of Lagos visited Conestoga to learn more about post-secondary education and labour relations in Canada.
A delegation from the Nigeria Labour Congress and the University of Lagos visited Conestoga to learn more about post-secondary education and labour relations in Canada.
Hosted by the college’s International Education department, the group of 22 academics, university and congress representatives toured Conestoga campuses and heard from administrators, faculty, union representatives and students about the Ontario college education system, Conestoga facilities and labs, and the college’s international education program.
Conestoga is a leader among Canada’s post-secondary institutions in international education, attracting students from more than 85 countries to help address urgent workforce and skills shortages and meet the needs of the dynamic and growing communities it serves. The college currently has close to 650 international students from Nigeria learning in areas that include workforce development, health sciences, engineering and business.
Over the three days, delegates visited Conestoga’s Kitchener - Doon campus and the schools of Health & Life Sciences, Creative Industries and Business; the Cambridge - Fountain Street campus, home to the School of Engineering & Technology and the Institute of Food Processing Technology; the college’s Waterloo campus to learn more about the schools of Hospitality & Culinary Arts and Applied Computer Science & Information Technology, as well as tour the Virtual and Augmented Reality Lab and esports hub; and the Kitchener - Downtown campus to meet with international students from Nigeria.
Conestoga’s International Education department hosts delegations from around the world to showcase the college’s state-of-the-art facilities, approach to project-based learning, and applied research and co-op opportunities that engage students as they connect theory, research and practice.
Through a global initiatives and partnership development program, the college also plans, develops and manages the expansion of quality outbound global initiatives for students and employees. The program includes education abroad programming, academic and research partnerships, exchanges, as well as virtual and on-campus activities to help internationalize the Conestoga community and create new global opportunities that support student engagement and demand.