Middlesex Community College, in conjunction with Bristol Community College, has been awarded a grant to promote entrepreneurship and workforce development through capacity building at two technical colleges in Morocco. Through this grant, Middlesex and Bristol are partnering with Ecole Normale Supériere de l’Enseignment Technique of Rabat (ENSET Rabat), and Ecole Normale Supériere de l’Enseignment Technique of Mohammedia (ENSET Mohammedia) to implement the Linkages for Entrepreneurship Achievement Project (LEAP).
Middlesex and Bristol community colleges will design a curriculum framework based on learning outcomes related to entrepreneurship education. This framework then will guide the strengthening of existing curricula and development of new modules, courses and workshops based on international best practices, within the context of the regions served by the Moroccan technical colleges.
“The educational framework will contain two entrepreneurship certificates—one designed for students graduating with a diploma from a technical university and another for students graduating from the bachelor’s program,” said Judith Hogan, MCC Dean of Business, Education and Public Service and director of the LEAP project. “The opportunity to develop new programs in Morocco is very important to our faculty and students. Being immersed in the culture and business environment in this region is the best way to learn about the global economy. No textbook can duplicate this in-depth knowledge.”