Thanks to this program it became possible for me to discover spirit, soul and mind of this country. I have seen many examples of what human beings should be in an ideal world.
Ukraine Disability participant

Current Activities

Pakistan Community College Administration

Under the Community College Administrators Program of the U.S. Department of State, ITD and its partners will conduct a stateside program for Pakistani participants from September 10 to October 22, 2016.  The program will serve four government participants, and twenty higher education administrators from vocational and technical institutions.  This is the third such program that we will conduct, the first two having taken place in fall 2015 and spring 2016.  The first week of the program consists of an Executive Dialogue aimed primarily at the government participants.  The subsequent weeks will comprise the Seminar Component, solely for administrator participants.  Project goals for both components are to develop participant knowledge about the U.S. community college model, to facilitate educational development in Pakistan, and to foster sustained engagement between Pakistani and U.S. counterparts and institutions.

These programs aim to affect up to sixty of the almost 1,000 technical and vocational institutions of higher education all over Pakistan.  Anticipated results include: more and stronger outreach to disadvantaged and minority students for increased enrollment, improved and increased strategies for partnerships with local businesses in support of workforce development, enhanced educational leadership, and the development of mechanisms for practical research that serves the public interest.

Integral to this program are ITD's U.S. partner institutions: Holyoke Community College and the University of Massachusetts.  Staff and faculty from these institutions offer tailored lecture discussions, undergraduate classroom observation, mentorships, and senior level meetings and events.  At the end of the U.S.-based program, participants return to Pakistan having developed action plans, and are prepared to implement these in their home institutions with ongoing support from U.S. mentors.

This project and website are funded by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau for Educational and Cultural Affairs.  The content of this website is managed by ITD, and does not reflect the opinion of the United States government or its officers or employees.