Projects & Partnerships
Lakeland College's involvement with international students and projects goes by nearly a century to when groups of British men were brought to the then Vermilion School of Agriculture to be trained on how to farm.
Assisting with post-secondary development
More recently Lakeland College has been involved in projects in the Middle East in the 1980s, and in Africa and Central America in this century.
In 2011, Lakeland was part of an Association of Canadian Community Colleges Education for Employment project in Tanzania. Funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Lakeland's work was an analysis of the monitoring and evaluation systems used in Tanzania’s post-secondary education systems. Instructors and administrators visited Tanzania to develop recommendations. Tanzanian Ministry of Education and Vocational Training visited the Vermilion campus where they worked with college staff and representatives from Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education to develop a national strategy and four specific outcomes for its post-secondary system.
In 2013, Lakeland started another proje
ct with University of Belize and the Belize Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture. The three-year $440,000 project
is developing a framework will enable Caribbean countries to develop training programs that align with the needs and demands of its agriculture industry.
Lakeland students going abroad
Lakeland's international program also includes providing current Lakeland College students with opportunities to study abroad through both official organizations and programs, as well as international practicum projects and tours.
Photos (from top to bottom): A group of young British men get ready to try outdoor ice hockey in the late 1920s. Tanzanian education officials did a tour of Lakeland College's Emergency Training Centre when they visited the Vermilion campus. January was cold for visitors from Belize when they toured the Lakeland College farm.
Where in the world?
Lakeland students have the opportunity to study abroad for a semester or an academic year, or do an international internship.