The Community College Administrator's Pakistan Project, in which Holyoke Community College, the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the Institute for Training and Development in Amherst work to orient Pakistani higher education administrators to the United States community college system, brought a Pakistani delegation, largely from technical institutes, to Asnuntuck Community College (ACC) this month.
As an enhancement to the program, the U.S. State Department suggested that the group, who visited Holyoke Community College, Springfield Technical Community College, Greenfield Community College, Berkshire Community College, Roxbury Community College, Bunker Hill Community College, as well as UMass Amherst and City College of New York, visit another New England community college, to learn about the differences in the state systems. Asnuntuck was selected to be the college included in the tour.
The group toured the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, including the under construction 27,000 square foot Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, and received an overview of the Connecticut community college system, from ACC’s President and Deans. The group visited an advertising class and also learned about the college's medical assisting and esthetics programs.
This is the fourth and final delegation of higher education administrators from Pakistan to participate in this program. This time, uniquely, the group of 20-21 administrators was all women.