Community College of Philadelphia set to work globally with Ireland college

Shara Dae Howard
November 13, 2018 - 6:22 pm

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Community College of Philadelphia is going global as they combine forces with their sister institution in Ireland. 

The college and North West Regional College of Northern Ireland signed a memorandum of understanding setting the framework for future collaborations between the schools.  

"This gives us an opportunity to build on our sister-city relationship," said Dr. Donald Generals, president of the college. "We are excited about having a partnership with our sister institutions over in Ireland."

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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney was also at the signing to support the city-to-city relationship. Generals says the benefits for education, business, and tourism will have major benefits.

"At some point the extreme benefits will be an opportunity to exchange students, to send out students on short study tours. It's a global world and this is an example of how the world has connected,"  he said.

There will also be a second memorandum of understanding setting up a framework for future discussions on workforce development, training, and education with the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.