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  • Far East meets West at Remington College - Dallas Campus, for Insights on Career Education

    On November 2, 2009, three members of the leadership team from Remington College - Dallas Campus met with university officials from China and the Chinese Ministry of Education for an afternoon of dialogue about several aspects of post-secondary education in the United States. The group was accompanied by Katherine Forshay, a Program Officer at the New York-based National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, and an interpreter.

    The education officials from China were visiting at the invitation of the United States Department of Education, courtesy of a program administered by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

    Ms. Forshay initially contacted Kathy Bennett (Director of Career Services) to arrange the visit, at the recommendation of the Texas Workforce Commission and the U.S. Department of Education. Officially called the "University Career Counseling Delegation from the People's Republic of China," the 12-member group was led by the Vice President of China's University of Science and Technology, in Beijing.

    During their two-week visit, which began in Washington, D.C., the group met with 24 government and educational entities across the U.S. for insight and input into all aspects of higher education. At Remington College — Dallas Campus, the delegation visited with Skip Walls (Campus President), Billy Ferrell (Director of Education), and Kathy Bennett.

    "The group was very interested in learning about university-level career counseling and work force development in the United States. Previously in China, students were 'assigned' jobs upon graduating. Now, access to higher education has expanded there, and as more college graduates seek employment, they must learn how to find those jobs on their own," Ms. Bennett said.

    During their visit, our guests from China enjoyed lunch prepared by our Culinary Arts students and chefs. Career Services staff members also provided valuable assistance throughout the gathering. "Hosting this event was a huge honor for our entire Campus, and our guests were very appreciative," Skip Walls said after the visit.

    The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is headquartered at 71 West 23rd Street, New York, New York (www.ncuscr.org). Its mission, in part, is to foster cooperation between the two nations on cutting-edge issues and to facilitate the exchange of ideas through educational means.