US-Brazil Connect, the Brazilian Confederation of Industry, the National Industrial Apprenticeship Service of Brazil (SENAI), the Social Service for Industry of Brazil (SESI), and the United States Embassy in Brazil celebrate the leadership of four U.S. community colleges in the expansion of the US-Brazil Partnership for Skills/World Connect. This year, the Partnership will send 50 [...]
Jackson Community College, Flathead Valley Community College, Northwestern Michigan College, and Red Rocks Community College are now completing selection of outstanding community college students for participation in the US-Brazil Partnership for Skills program. The Partnership creates opportunities for U.S. community college students to participate in intensive study and immersion in Brazil, improves the English skills [...]
US-Brazil Connect is developing a Leadership Team to support the preparation of US Fellows, and to oversee, support and strengthen service delivery to our Brazilian partners. Two complementary roles will comprise the team: Team Coordinators and Team Leaders. Each of the seven groups in Brazil will have a minimum of one Team Coordinator and one [...]
The announcement of selected Fellows from RRCC coming soon.
Jackson Community College applications are now closed. Stay tuned for announcement of this year’s US-Brazil Connect Fellows from Jackson Community College.
Film maker Alex Meade has both accompanied and strengthened our work since we began the US-Brazil Partnership for Skills. For a quick look, see Alex’s five minute video. -OR- Watch the full 30-minute documentary.
Please Join Us: Contribute to support travel costs for a US-Brazil Connect Community College Fellow.
Our work in Brazil this year confirmed that access to life-changing opportunities in Brazil should not just be an option for students in universities and elite colleges. Over 45% of all students enrolled in higher education in the United States are in community colleges. In 2012, we organized high-quality paid internships in Brazil for fifteen [...]
US-Brazil Connect and Partners Welcome Outstanding Brazilian Students to Colorado for Leadership Development and Exchange
US-Brazil Connect, Red Rocks Community College, the Denver Center for International Education, and other partners hosted a leadership exchange of ten outstanding high school students from Salvador, Brazil in October. The ten scholarship winners were selected from 200 students who participated in World Connect/US-Brazil Partnership for Skills in June 2012 in Salvador. They were hosted [...]
Denver, Colorado- In recognition of Brazil’s emergence as the sixth-largest economy in the world and its significant investments in education, more than 100 Colorado leaders from higher education, business, government, and philanthropy gathered on October 23rd at the Denver branch of the Federal Reserve for “Brazil Day.” Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper issued a proclamation recognizing STUDY Colorado, [...]
Denver, Colorado- The Brazilian National Industrial Apprenticeship Service (SENAI) and The Social Services for Industry of Brazil (SESI) are investing 1.5 billion reais (US$750 million) to create 61 new Institutes of Technology and 23 new Institutions of Innovation designed to support business innovation, and research in Brazil. Sergio Moreira, Director of Education and Technology for the Brazilian [...]