PIE President Duncan MacLeod recently returned from a 12-day trip to Europe on behalf of the Wolf Creek International Learning Program (WCILP). The trip started off with a week of travel throughout Germany and Spain to meet with education agencies that are already part of PIE's existing partnership network followed by three days at #ICEF19 in Berlin to cultivate new partnerships. Over the course of the trip, Duncan and Wolf Creek Public Schools' Assistant Superintendent, Mark McWhinnie, met with representatives of more than 40 agencies from 20+ countries around the world.
PIE would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mark and the WCILP team on the incredible work they have done to design and implement a truly unique study-abroad opportunity in Central Alberta. Agent response to the Wolf Creek International Learning Program exceeded expectations and has already resulted in requests for placements in 2020.
PIE is proud to have been part of this transformative initiative that WCILP represents. Only 16 months have passed since WCILP was inaugurated with the arrival of its first short-term group program from China. Building on the foundation WCILP has established in support of its MOU-related programs and placements for students from Guangdong, host communities and schools in the Wolf Creek school division are now ready to welcome the world to Central Alberta.
PIE looks forward to continuing its consulting and advising role with WCILP as Mark and his team move forward to expand the scope of their program in support of a learning opportunity that is truly global in nature with benefits to local students, their international classmates, and their host communities.
PIE is live at #ICEF19 in Berlin! Stop by table KP23 to learn more about the Wolf Creek International Learning Program (#wcilp). Duncan MacLeod and Mark McWhinnie are meeting with agents from around the world in support of the new and very unique study-abroad opportunity afforded by Wolf Creek Public Schools. Find us at the event to learn why more and more students are choosing to #StudyInAlberta.
Purcell International Education (PIE) was on the agenda at a recent meeting of Kimberley's city council. As part of the development process for Purcell Collegiate, PIE had requested an amendment of the City of Kimberley’s Official Community Plan (OCP) for the purpose of creating a parcel of land for the school's campus. On October 28, council voted to proceed with the first, second and third readings of the amendment and confirmed a public hearing on the OCP amendment for Monday, November 25, 2019 at 7:00 PM at City Hall.
For more information, see the Kimberley Bulletin article linked here.
PIE President Duncan MacLeod is currently in Europe with Wolf Creek Public Schools' Assistant Superintendent, Mark McWhinnie, on behalf of the Wolf Creek International Learning Program (WCILP) for #ICEF19 in Berlin. Leading up to the event, Duncan has been introducing WCILP to his partner network of education agents with a series of meetings in Germany and Spain. #intled
It's almost time for ICEF Berlin! PIE President Duncan MacLeod will be attending participating in support of the Wolf Creek International Learning Program. For more information on this industry-leading event, visit the ICEF website. For updates from the event, check back here or stay tuned to PIE on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.