THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said it hopes to expand cooperation with Indonesia to upgrade standards for nursing education.
The DTI said representatives from the Philippines participated in a two-day nursing education fair in Medan, Indonesia, which concluded on July 31. It was attended by over 300 Indonesian students, faculty, and school administrators from Medan and North Sumatra.
“The event provided an opportunity for Philippine nursing schools to assess the Indonesian space for expansion as well as forge academic partnerships, student exchange, and capacity building for faculties,” the DTI said in a statement Thursday.
Through its Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Jakarta, the DTI and the Philippine embassies were joined by leading Philippine nursing schools, like the University of Santo Tomas, Centro Escolar University, Far Eastern University, San Pedro College-Davao, University of Perpetual Help Dalta, and Saint Louis University.
UST and CEU forged partnerships with Indonesian counterparts, the DTI said, without providing details.
“The fair aims to further the cooperation between the Indonesian and Philippine nursing educational institutions,” PTIC Jakarta Commercial Attache Jeremiah Reyes said in the statement.
“By promoting the educational services sector, we hope to provide more opportunities in the country that will eventually lead to job generation.” — Janina C. Lim