HCC welcomes educators from Pakistan

DATE: Thursday, March 23, 2017

HCC welcomed a delegation of Pakistani educators to campus this week.

HCC yesterday welcomed the fourth and final cohort of educators from Pakistan for the Community College Administrator Pakistan project.

They'll be visiting HCC for six weeks, learning about the U.S. higher education system with a focus on Massachusetts' community colleges. HCC is the lead community college partner on the three-year initiative, which is funded by the U.S. Department of State, and collaborating on the project with the the nonprofit Institute for Training and Development in Amherst and UMass Amherst.

Participants will meet frequently with their HCC staff mentors, attend classes and workshops, develop personal projects and bring those lessons home with the goals of promoting higher education in Pakistan and fostering sustained engagement with their U.S. counterparts and institutions.

On Wednesday, the delegation toured the HCC campus after a welcome from HCC president Christina Royal and a panel discussion focusing on HCC women leaders.

Today they spent the morning with our friends at Springfield Technical Community College and took a guided bus tour through Holyoke, narrated by Jeffrey Hayden, HCC's vice president of Business and Community Services.

PHOTOS by CHRIS YURKO: Educators visiting from Pakistan spent the day at HCC Wednesday as part of their six-week visit to the Pioneer Valley to learn about the Massachusetts community college system. 

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