Global Education Network

The Global Education Network is a collaboration of premier post-secondary education institutions providing students with an international learning experience for employment in a global economy. Currently the organization has four member colleges. Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa USA; Box Hill Institute in Melbourne Australia; Institute of Technical Education (ITE) in Singapore; and Southern Alberta Institute Technology in Calgary, Canada.

Box Hill Institute is a leading Victorian vocational and higher education provider known for their collaborative and creative approach to education in Australia and overseas. The Institute has a long and diverse history and over the years has been the recipient of many awards and achievements demonstrating Australia-wide recognition for our efforts.

The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) is Singapore’s principal provider of career technical education and training. It is an integral part of the mainstream National Education and Training System, taking in 25 per cent of the annual school cohort under the “One ITE System, Three Colleges” Governance and Education Model. A post-secondary education institution and statutory board under Singapore’s Ministry of Education, ITE is governed by a tripartite Board of Governors.

Since its founding in 1966, Kirkwood Community College has been dedicated to providing lifelong learning opportunities in eastern Iowa. Kirkwood is a comprehensive community college, with over 110 college credit programs in arts, sciences and career preparation fields. Many of these programs transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Kirkwood also completed over 70,000 course registrations in our Continuing Education programs in the past year, providing practical knowledge and life-enriching experiences for all ages.

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) is Canada’s premier polytechnic. This publicly funded institute of advanced technology based in Calgary provides relevant, skill-oriented education to foster the career ambitions of our students and to support the nation’s economy. Programming areas include business and tourism, construction, energy, health and public safety, information and communications technologies, manufacturing and automation, and transportation.

Areas of Interest for Partnership

The GEN association is dedicated to enhancing innovative global learning and collaborative opportunities for member institutions. Emphasis is on globally linking faculty, staff and students through semester, short-term and electronic exchanges among the member institutions.

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Contact Person

Name: John Henik