Guadalcanal province’s partnership with Canada through CITREC

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DEAR EDITOR, what is CITREC? It is the abbreviation for the Canadian International Training & Education Corp and is a leader in providing Canadian standard education and training beyond Canadian borders in collaboration with its partner institutions.

Quoting from CITREC’s website:

“CITREC specializes in bringing Canadian institutions and certification programmes to the world and making Canadian education more accessible globally. CITREC introduces and promotes knowledge solutions aimed at preparing youth to become leaders and succeed in the global workforce. CITREC is committed to quality, not quantity.”

The Guadalcanal Premier and his administration have been pursuing opportunities for local people for many months, particularly young members of the community, to gain training in Canada aided by CITREC’s Chairman and Honorary Consular General, Mr. Aswant Dwivedi.

In February this year, the Guadalcanal Provincial Premier, Anthony Veke, his Executive and officials received a visit from H.E Paul Maddison, the High Commissioner of Canada to Solomon Islands at the provincial headquarters in Honiara.

On that occasion, Premier Veke briefed the visiting High Commissioner on the progress of GP’s partnership with Canada through the CITREC program.

Premier Veke also expressed his vision to explore other opportunities for Guadalcanal province to see Canada as a market destination for agricultural products.

The High Commissioner expressed him view that there were great opportunities for the partnership between Canada and the Guadalcanal province.

On the CITREC programme, the High Commissioner said he was glad to see the programme had evolved with opportunities for participants to get permanent residency in Canada.

Last week it was announced that Solomon Islands nationals travelling to Canada as part of the foreign worker programme, or migrating under a Permanent Residence nomination programme from Guadalcanal Province, would benefit from a new partnership arrangement with Air Canada for their travel to Canada.

The announcement also said the partnership benefit would also be extended to any Solomon Islands province that would be joining the education and training programme offered by CITREC.

The route would be from Brisbane, Australia and into Vancouver.

CITREC Chairman, Mr. Ashwant Dwivedi, welcomed the partnership saying the Air Canada partnership would help further propel Solomon Islands partnership with Canadian’s.

The Guadalcanal Province is congratulated on the CITREC partnership programme and CITREC’s Chairman and the Government of Canada heartily thanked for assisting the Solomon Islands and the people of Guadalcanal in particular.

Yours sincerely

FRANK SHORT

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