Monday, March 29, 2010

Providence Partners Lancaster Visit

Providence Project Partners Visit to Lancaster...
LMC welcomed 16 partners from Spain, Iceland, Romania, Sweden and Poland as part of the
Providence Leonardo Partnership comparing Vocational Educational Training...
LMC arranged a variety of vocationally themed visits and sessions to demostrate the UK VET system, how it operates and what lies ahead for the VET and FE sector in the UK.
After a discussion about the local area we had an engaging guests speaker in Sue Keenan who works closely with local employment and other external agencies relating to getting people back in work. A discussion of the UK educational system followed after lunch with a tour of VET in LMC.
Wednesday took the group to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary to look at nursing cadets in the areas largest employer. This tour, kindly led by Amanda O'Brian was of particular interest to our Icelandic and Swedish guests who we hope to work with on a nursing focussed Leonardo Partnership.
The whole group were then treated to a Civic reception with the Mayor of Lancaster and tour around the Town Hall in Lancaster including a potted history and pot of tea! Wonderful!
The Coulsons Restaurant then hosted the visitors in the evening where hospitality students put their training into practice for our discerning continental guests...
The cultural visits were rounded off with a historical tour of Lancaster Castle... JL

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