A DELEGATION from the Staff Training Institute and other organisations in Cairo has visited West Lothian College to mark the start of a two-year Skills for Employability project, funded by the British Council.
The primary objective is to jointly develop a qualification in engineering between West Lothian College and the Staff Training Institute in Cairo.
The project’s first students will enrol in Cairo in the autumn and graduate in the summer of 2012.
It will also promote the use of English as an international language of business, reflecting how often the language is used by engineers all over the world.
West Lothian College aims to benefit from the project by drawing on the experience of its Egyptian colleagues to help introduce additional short courses, which will broaden and diversify the skills of those already in the industry.
It is hoped the project will lead to future collaboration opportunities and possible exchange visits between the two countries.
The next step in setting up the course will see representatives from West Lothian College travel to Egypt.