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Japanese delegates in college trip

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 30, 2014

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HIGH profile delegates from the Far East met college staff and students as part of a partnership scheme.

Ambassadors from Toyota City in Japan met leaders from Burton and South Derbyshire College and South Derbyshire District Council, which it is twinned with.

They signed a ‘memorandum of understanding’ and outlined partnership projects including student exchanges and the share of best practice.

Chief executive and principal of the college, Dawn Ward, said: “We were delighted to be welcome colleagues from Toyota City to the college, and particularly pleased to mark the occasion with the signing of a memorandum of understanding.

“This agreement represents a fantastic opportunity for young people to benefit from academic exchange, collaboration, and be enriched by the experiences which international partnership can bring.”

After the memorandum was signed, guests were invited for afternoon tea where they were presented with a framed print made by art students.

Ms Ward added: “We were very proud to have worked with Toyota for many years now and we’re extremely excited to be extending the partnership to Toyota City.

“The collaboration will benefit young people from both countries for many years to come, helping them develop employability skills for continued success in the global workplace.”

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