18 August 2018
Published also in Business Mirror
THE Department of Trade and Industry successfully co-organized the nursing education Fair on July 30 and 31 in Medan, Indonesia.
The fair was organized with the assistance of the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Jakarta (PTIC-Jakarta) and the Embassy of the Philippines, together with the top Philippine universities and accredited institutions in the field of nursing.
Participated in by more than 300 Indonesian students, faculty and school administrators from Medan and North Sumatra, the event provided an opportunity for Philippine nursing schools to assess the Indonesian space for expansion, as well as forge academic partnerships, student exchange and capacity building for faculties.
PTIC-Jakarta shared that part of its strategic initiatives in Indonesia is the promotion of Philippine education services through school visits and road shows.
Top Philippine nursing schools joined the fair, including University of Santo Tomas (UST), Centro Escolar University (CEU), Far Eastern University (FEU), San Pedro College – Davao (SPC), University of Perpetual Help Dalta (UPHD) and Saint Louis University (SLU) in Baguio.
During the two-day event, participating schools like UST and CEU established partnerships with Indonesian universities. Matching sessions among Philippine nursing universities, Indonesian schools and associations were also conducted at Sari Mutiara University for prospective students and possible memorandum of understanding (MOU).
“The fair aimed to further the cooperation between the Indonesian and Philippine nursing educational institutions. By promoting the educational services sector, we hope to provide more opportunities in the country that will eventually lead to job generation,” PTIC-Jakarta Commercial Attaché Jeremiah Reyes said.