June 20, 2011: First National Symposium Addressing the Well-being of Children and Adults in the Allied Health and Early Childhood Education Programs at ICCTC-SL, West Africa.
ICCTC Systems is a consulting firm that provides expertise in:
Building and restructuring educational systems for institutions, communities, and governments to develop post-secondary educational opportunities for academic, societal, clutural and economic advancement. Services range from feasibility studies through program/project assessment;
The development of International Community College Town Center model seeks to strengthen the national systems of post-secondary education through the creation of a community-based/business-industry model that will expand access and opportunity for adults to meet the workforce development and human resource needs of the nation.
The ICCTC-SL system will provide credit and non-credit bearing educational opportunites for adults eighteen years and older who may never have attended or those who have or have not completed or qualified for the senior secondary school level (SSS); it will also partner with all levels of the 6-3-3 system to provide programming for children and youth in partnership with the local schools, education councils, and community groups.
As the government and leaders of Sierra Leone seek to revitalize the economy following the ten-year war that ended in 2002, leaders throughout the country have endorsed this new educational endeavor. Thus, priorities of the initiative focus on (1) basic education for adults, pre-college academic preparation, college-level technical and academic programs as well as the preparation of faculty for the ICCTC-SL system; (2) the development of a business/industrial park for each college and concomitant workforce training and retraining programs; and (3) a community town center that enhances small business, community and cultural opportunities.
The ICCTC-SL is the first development of the comprehensive concept, and it is expected that Sierra Leone will serve as the model for ICCTCs throughout developing and re-developing nations around the globe.