As part of efforts aimed at strengthening bonds with strategic international partners, the Sunyani Technical University (STU) and Fanshawe College in Canada are set to embark on a transformative journey, co-creating a train-the-trainer programme.
This initiative is expected to empower scholars in STEM and electric vehicle technology fundamentals, contributing to Ghana's National Development Plan.
The project is under the sponsorship of the Canadian International Development Scholarships 2030 (BCDI 2030), funded by the Global Affairs Canada and jointly administered by Colleges and Institutes Canada, CICan.
The partnership which has won a grant of 500,000 Canadian Dollars under the BCDI 2030 for training of 20 staff of STU, including 11 women and 9 men, as the project focuses on empowering women in STEM and Electric Vehicle Technologies, will kick-start in April 2024.
Signing the agreement for the partnership on Fanshawe campus in London Ontario over the week ending, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kwadwo Adinkrah-Appiah, expressed appreciation to the management of Fanshawe College, represented by its International Programmes Director, Dr Candace Miller, for the opportunity for the two institutions to share experiences for national development and global impact.
“This partnership symbolizes our shared commitment to global education and development”, Prof Adinkrah-Appiah said, adding that: “We extend our sincere appreciation to Global Affairs Canada for their invaluable support.
He also said STU is much excited to collaborate with Fanshawe College in shaping the future of education and fostering international partnerships.