Kenyans Visit Pinellas Technical College in Search of Partnership
The delegation wanted to explore ways that PTEC could provide distance learning to Kenyans.
PINELLAS COUNTY – A delegation of elected and unelected government officials from Taita Taveta County, Kenya, visited Pinellas Technical College last week to gain insight on how the Kenyan government and the college could collaborate on providing distance learning to residents located in the African country.
“We want to partner and go out and look for avenues and opportunities and partnering with the U.S. That is the very essence of why we are here,” said Meshack Maganga, Taita Taveta County’s prime minister. He went on to say that because 50 percent to 60 percent of Kenya’s population is youths, finding good education opportunities is vital.
The delegation met with Mark Hunt, executive director of Pinellas County Schools’ Career Technical and Adult Education and other Pinellas Technical College staff. Hunt explained the education system and answered questions. The delegation was provided lunch that was facilitated by PTEC’s culinary arts students.
“This is a beneficial time for us to come together and see how we can make thinks work in your country,” Hunt said.
The visit was made possible by World Partnerships, the official U.S. Department of State partner for hosting global leaders under the department’s International Visitor Leadership Program. Headquartered in St. Petersburg, World Partnerships has connected 4,400 emerging leaders in 167 countries.
For information about PTEC, go to pcsb.org.
Photos courtesy of the Pinellas County School Board.
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