Centennial College Opens Representative Office in the Philippines
Centennial College is celebrating the opening of its first representative office in Manila, the Philippines. The Centennial College International Education Philippines Office will serve as a bridge between prospective students in the Philippines, local student recruitment partners, Centennial College and other Canadian colleges, including Fanshawe College and Fleming College.
Building on the success of Canada’s strong international education brand, the office will host information sessions about the Canadian education system, benefits of Centennial’s career-oriented programs, and opportunities to study and work in Canada. The Manila office is the newest addition to Centennial’s global network of 11 offices in China, Vietnam, South Korea, India, Mexico and Panama.
The number of students from the Philippines studying at Centennial has grown rapidly from 15 learners in 2015 to 565 students today. Centennial’s academic programs are in high demand in this important emerging market. Canada-Philippines bilateral cooperation is critical to engaging with the evolving needs of industry, government and academic partners.
The opening of Centennial’s International Education Philippines Office demonstrates a deep commitment to the people of the Philippines. The office will inform and influence pathways to Centennial in Toronto by reigniting relationships with Filipino partner schools, community organizations and industries. The Philippines Office staff is eager to build additional strategic partnerships with aligned sectors.
Over its 53-year history as a public college, Centennial has transformed itself from a local community college into one of the top destinations for international students in Canada. Centennial supported a full-time student enrolment of 27,000 – including 13,566 international students from 126 countries last year. It has been the #1 college choice for international students for six consecutive years.
The Centennial College International Education Philippines Office will be fully operational after the official opening reception on November 7. The office is located in Corinthian Plaza, Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, in the same building as the American Chamber of Commerce and the Embassy of Papua New Guinea.
Special guests attending the reception include representatives from the Technological Institute of the Philippines, De La Salle University-Dasmariñas and Mapua University, as well as Humber College, Canadore College, Fleming College, Fanshawe College and University Canada West. Also in attendance were Angel Cachuela, the Trade Commissioner for Education from the Embassy of Canada and Julian Payne, President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines.