Learning Around the World

OVAE is excited to be part of the first alumni conference for international graduates of the Community College Initiative (CCI) program on August 28.

CCI is a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and Community Colleges for International Development (CCID). This program sponsors international students to complete a year of non-degree study in a U.S. Community College. The most heavily represented career clusters engaged in by students are business management, information technology, tourism, media, and allied health care.

Nearly 2,000 alumni of the program have registered for this fully online virtual conference, CCI LIVE: Building Skills & Sustaining Connections. Watch the Twitter feed at #CCILIVE2013 as alumni prepare for and chat through the presentations, reconnecting to colleagues around the world.

The virtual conference will present six learning sessions, plus a welcome by Clay Pell, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International and Foreign Language Education, U.S. Department of Education and Muthoni Muriu, Director for Regional Programs, Oxfam America. OVAE will present “Be a Lifelong Learner: Online Resources for Continuing Education and Training” to share free resources, classes, and online networking opportunities that are shrinking distances and internationalizing education.