Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
December 4, 2018

The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour:

Minister Davis Acknowledges Visit by Vietnam Skills for Employment Project Delegation

Mr. Speaker, I recently had the honour of welcoming a visiting delegation from the Vietnam Skills for Employment Project to our province.

Newfoundland and Labrador was the final stop on their latest cross-country tour of Canada’s public college systems. For the past four years, the Vietnam Skills for Employment Project has been working in partnership with College of the North Atlantic to develop a world-class public college system in Vietnam.

During their visit, they were able to tour College of the North Atlantic’s facilities and get a first-hand look at how it supports economic growth and prosperity. I am proud to inform my Honourable colleagues that at the conclusion of a cross-country tour, a member of the delegation told my officials that their collaborative relationship with College of the North Atlantic is the best of all their relationships with Canadian public colleges.

Vietnam shares our belief that a world-class education is the key to economic growth and prosperity. College of the North Atlantic’s partnership with the Vietnam Skills for Employment Project helps ensure the success of our students, schools and economy on the global stage.

I ask my Honourable colleagues to join me in extending our gratitude to the delegation for the honour of their visit and in commending the College of the North Atlantic for raising our province’s profile internationally.

2018 12 04                              1:50 p.m.