Coast Mountain College (CMTN) and the College of New Caledonia (CNC) have signed into a partnership program with the Institute of Technology Tralee (IT Tralee) that enables British Columbia students to finish their studies in Ireland.
Students who study Early Childhood Care Education at CMTN, Early Childhood Care and Learning at CNC and Professional Cook at both CMTN and CNC are eligible to complete their IT Tralee degree in as little as eight months. Students who complete the Professional Cook 3 program in British Columbia can finish their Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Arts degree in two terms. Students who complete their Early Childhood Care and Education Diploma in British Columbia can finish their Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Care and Education in two terms while students with an Early Childhood Care Certificate can complete the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Care and Education in four terms.
“A number of college presidents went to Ireland last year to determine how we could jointly work to develop great opportunities for our students,” said CNC President Henry Reiser. “I am excited that all three of our institutions were able to work together to provide this exciting pathway for students in early Childhood Care and Learning and Professional Cook.”
“Our goal is to allow our students to start here in British Columbia and go on to work or study anywhere in the world,” added Ken Burt, President at CMTN. “This opportunity will enable our students to study at a world class institute while finishing their credentials in one year.”
IT Tralee has 3,500 students located at two campuses. IT Tralee has an extensive range of courses ranging from two-year certificates to Masters and PhD courses. Programs are offered in a range of disciplines including agriculture, biological and pharmaceutical science, business and management, construction, creative media, engineering, environmental, food, culinary, health, leisure and fitness, hospital and hotel management, information science, music, tv and radio, outdoor activity, social sciences, computing and technology, and tourism and wildlife.
“We were delighted to welcome the Presidents of CMTN and CNC to Tralee back in March and recognised immediately that there was a natural fit between our colleges,” said Oliver Murphy, President of IT Tralee. “We are excited to welcome students from British Columbia to the institute. They can be assured of a warm Irish welcome and whatever supports are needed to maximise their study-abroad experience. Over time, we hope to see students from all areas come to our institute and to also provide opportunities for our students to study in British Columbia. We expect this is just the beginning of this exciting partnership.”
Learn more about CMTN's degree partnership with IT Tralee.
Media Relations Officer, College of New Caledonia
Sarah Zimmerman, APR
Director, Communications & Public Relations, Coast Mountain College