CollegesWales International is part of ColegauCymru / CollegesWales. It has wide horizons. It has starting life in Europe as well as further afield in China. Its purpose is to offer more opportunities to learners in Wales and raise their aspirations. We are living in a global economy. Learners in Wales need opportunities to help them find their place in the world.
Spain and Italy were the first European countries to experience CollegesWales International. In 2001/12, two or three week work placements were organised with employers in Europe for apprentices from Wales. The success of the initial project has spurred ambitious plans for 2012-2015.
CollegesWales International also works with employers in Wales to place students from Europe in workplaces here.
Further afield in China, college students and staff from Wales were spellbound on their first visit to Chongqing, China in March 2011 where they participated in the first China-Wales Skills Exchange. Momentum for cementing relationships with Chinese colleges has grown leaps and bounds since then a second visit to Chongqing took place just over a year later.
For details on CollegesWales International activities, see the following pages:
In addition, CollegesWales (UK) International supports colleges in exploring a range of international opportunities across a number of countries and continents. In particular, there have been a number of visits to India over the past year, and colleges now have an opportunity to bid for funds to further develop educational links with India through the UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI).