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September 2022 - Indonesia visit

This month we've had the pleasure of meeting some of our existing and new partners face to face in Singapore and across Indonesia (Batam, Jakarta and Bandung).

Carla Gethin, Director - Business Partnerships and Ranjith Sankaranarayanan, Project Manager - International Programmes have undertaken a packed agenda and highly productive tour strengthening our international relationships and consolidating some of our partner delivery programmes.

Along with business meetings with our friends at State Polytechnic of Batam we delivered several workshops on the college's approach to Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion, Skills Academies and Session Planning.

An important part of our visit to Polibatam was to discuss our UK Government Skills For Prosperity Programme, administered through the International Labour Organisation. Several meetings and activities took place to enhance the employability and future readiness of young people aspiring to pursue careers in supply chain management within the maritime sector. It was a pleasure to deliver these activities in person.

It was a pleasure to meet our partners and friends at Credible College, Indonesia and present to their students. We look forward to expanding our English Language provision with you.

We had the honour of meeting the Director General of Vocational Education Kiki Yuliati from the Ministry of Education Culture, Research and Technology and the Directors of Vocational Education and Training and Institutional and Resource Affairs for Vocational Higher Education in Jakarta.

A very positive and informative discussion was held with the ministry, Mary Kent and her team, from the International Labour Organisation and Pak Uuf from State Polytechnic of Batam. We were delighted to be offered the opportunity to support the Indonesian Government’s ambition for a Universal Quality Education and build on our Skills for Prosperity project with both of our partners.

It was also great to meet with Colm Peter Downes from the British Council to discuss our current English Language for Instructional Purposes project with our partners State Polytechnic of Batam.

Bandung Visit

We had the honour to meet with his Excellency Ridwan Kamil and his senior team from the West Java Province Government at the Governor’s offices. We discussed our three-year workplan to meet the objectives of our Memorandum of Understanding, with our priority being to support the maritime capacity building of SMK teachers.

Having completed our first objective of an online English Language Programme we look forward to hosting 21 teachers at City of Glasgow College in November for a 6 week capacity building programme in English language to IMO standards, and professional Maritime training and certification. We will also host 14 officials from West Java Government and Central Government for one week covering educational governance and policy around priority areas including gender equality, disability and social inclusion.

We would like to thank Pak Budi and his team from the West Java Province Government for hosting us during our stay and for the introduction to SMK Negeri PP Lembang. This SMK school offers a curriculum to support competence in forestry and agriculture. 

Our next stop was a visit to Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia to discuss approaches to Teacher Training for students studying Secondary, Vocational or University Teaching degrees, Masters and Doctoral level programmes, we look forward to implementing and supporting the internationalisation of the Universitas Pendidikan teacher training curriculum.

Next stop Singapore!

Nov 2023

City's international team were delighted to welcome our first 29 students from Saudi Arabia for 2023 participating in a week- long bespoke Management Training Programme designed specifically to meet the skills needs of managers within the Hospitality and Tourism sector.

We are delighted to support the ambitions of the Ministry of Tourism of Saudi Arabia again for 2023/24 to put in place a system of training and professional education and look forward to welcoming our new groups of trainees each week between now and March 2024


Indonesia- November 2023

Carla and Jacqui were delighted to have participated in the Gathering of the UK Awardees of the Indonesian Student Mobility Awards (IISMA) 2023 event at the Indonesian Embassy in London as one of the UK Host Institutions.

Over 300 Indonesian students on a scholarship programme to institutional establishments throughout the UK gathered together for a day of debate, celebration and engagement followed by an insightful Q and A session with Indonesian Ambassador to the UK and Ireland De Desra Percaya.

The scholarship plays an important role in preparing students with the knowledge and skills for a future ready mindset, offering a cross-cultural appreciation and understanding that will prepare a new generation of global citizens who are ready to contribute to society and the world.

City’s ongoing involvement with this valued initiative brings reciprocal benefits of learning and great pleasure to all involved, and we look forward to continuing in this long-standing and joyful arrangement.

City news around the world

Oman- July 2023

Congratulations to our Royal Airforce of Oman and MOD graduates who completed a 7 -week Intermediate Procurement Training programme at City of Glasgow College. We look forward to welcoming the next delegation onto the Advanced Procurement Programme

Croatia- September 2023

Congratulations to our colleagues from the Electrical Engineering and Traffic School Osiiek, Croatia on completion of their 5-day teacher training programme in Digital Media and Network Communications. A very busy and rewarding 5 days for participants and we look forward to future partnership opportunities

China- August 2023

Congratulations to our students from ZJTIE, Hangzhou who completed a 2-week study programme in Supply Chain and Logistics. This programme is part of our long-standing partnership with ZJTIE complementing our Joint Project in Logistics Management delivered to students in China.

We were also delighted to welcome a further group of Teachers from ZJTIE for a 3-day teacher training programme in Contemporary Issues in Retailing and Supply Chain Management.