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July 28, 2016

On July 22, 2016, in Lima, Peru at the Government Palace, Fanshawe President Peter Devlin signed a partnership agreement between the College and the Armed Forces Public Technological Institute of Peru.

The newly signed four-year framework agreement recognizes the two institutions' mutual intent to work together.

Fanshawe will provide an intensive leadership program in Canada to the institute's leaders and academics, who will then take the module back to Peru and train 55 additional faculty members.

Photo from signing of partnership agreement with Peruvian institute
Left to right: Rear Admiral Luis Peralta, Director General of the Armed Forces Public Technological Institute of Peru; Jakke Valakivi Álvarez, Minister of Defense, Peru; Ollanta Humala, President of Peru; Gwyneth Kutz, Canadian Ambassador to Peru; and Fanshawe President Peter Devlin at the partnership agreement signing on July 22, 2016.

“This new agreement will have a significant impact on international relations for post-secondary education between our two countries,” said Fanshawe President Peter Devlin. “Our partnership with Peru allows Fanshawe to broaden its global reach to new geographic areas of opportunity.”

Graduates of the institute will also receive a diploma from Fanshawe and credentials from the College for each year they successfully complete their program.

The Armed Forces Public Technological Institute of Peru opened in June 2015 to meet the country's demands for professional technicians in the production sector.

Soldiers under the age of 30 who have completed two years of voluntary military services in Peru can study at the institute at no cost in areas such as industrial electronics, information sciences, civil construction, industrial mechanics and automotive mechanics.

Photo of Fanshawe team at Instituto de Educacion Superior Techologico Publico de las Fuerzas Armadas, Peru
Fanshawe team visits Instituto de Educacion Superior Techologico Publico de las Fuerzas Armadas, Peru, in September 2016.

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