Cerritos College recently welcomed Chinese educators to the campus. The visitors were interested in the success of the school’s technical education programs.
Below is the news release detailing the visit:
Cerritos College hosted 35 education leaders from China on Wednesday, January 15. The visiting group included administrators and professors from 15 vocational and career technical colleges from China.
"The purpose of their visit was to see first-hand the successful community college career technical education programs at Cerritos College," said the Cerritos College Board of Trustee Dr. Shin Liu, who orchestrated the visit.
The group was greeted by Instructional Dean of Health Occupations Sandra Marks, Instructional Dean of Technology Dr. Nick Real and Chair of Culinary Arts Michael Pierini.
Cerritos College's Technology and Health Occupation divisions offer various CTE programs which train students to gain high-demand skills and prepare them for employment in automotive, cosmetology, culinary arts, dental hygiene, manufacturing technology, nursing, pharmacy technology among others.
The visitors first visited the Culinary Art program where they were introduced to the curricula and toured the kitchen, formal dining room and café. The visitors then toured the Automotive Technology classes and the Skills Lab where they learned about the college's Technology and Health Occupation division programs.
The delegation was particularly interested in the Automotive Technology, Nursing and Culinary Arts programs. They hope to establish student/faculty exchange programs with Cerritos College and eagerly asked questions about these areas.