The Consortium consisted of Slovenian School Centres from
Nova Gorica, Kranj, Velenje, Celje, Ptuj, Ljubljana
and Business Solution d.o.o.
The 27 delegates from the 6 Slovenian colleges and other TVET stakeholders were part of “Challenger”, an Erasmus + program. The delegation was in Canada from October 7-15th to share best practices and explore our Ontario colleges’ campuses and programs, meet our Slovenian community and share in local sightseeing experiences.
The main topics covered during the exchanges were Innovation, Applied Research, Greening of TVET and Digital Transformation.
Our college hosts did a fabulous job of showcasing their campuses and programs with a packed itinerary of tours and presentations.
Thank you to our College and MIP hosts who made this an impactful conference:
- Conestoga College – Doon Campus, Kitchener
- Niagara College – Niagara-on-the-Lake
- Mohawk College – Hamilton
- McMaster Innovation Park – Hamilton
- Sheridan College – Trafalgar Campus, Oakville
Thank you also to our sponsors/co-hosts/guest speaker:
- The Slovenian Embassy in Ottawa
- John Doma, partner, Bateman MacKayLLP, Honorary General Consul for the Republic of Slovenia in Canada,Treasurer for the European Union Chamber of Commerce and President, CSCC
- Joe Mihevc, Visiting Professor, Human Geography and Urban Studies at York University, Former City Councillor – City of Toronto (28 years)
We hope the contacts formed from this meeting between the Slovenian and Canadian academic institutions will be just the beginning of a flourishing ongoing connection.