EPP Students Visit Compass Group

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Meet and Greet with Compass Group

The students from the Elite Pathway Partnership (EPP) Program proudly represented Columbia International College (CIC) last Wednesday, April 4th during a business visit to Compass Group: Chartwells.

The EPP students were fortunate enough to be greeted by the Senior Vice President of Sales, Ms. Nancy Zuccarelii, and the President of Chartwells, Mr. Ashton Sequeira.  With great hospitality they provided the students with an inside look to the head office, and introduced them to the behind the scenes of a global food service company.  This included meeting various departments such as: marketing, human resources, sales department, etc.

During the tour, the students were introduced to the CEO of Compass Group, Mr. Saajid Khan.  He informed the students of his vast experience in the food service industry, and his global contribution to Compass Group, via working in many different countries across the globe.  He used his multi-national experience to connect with our students, and took an interest in their diverse cultures and backgrounds.

After the tour, the EPP students had the opportunity to hear Mr. Sequeira speak about Chartwell’s commitment to the global community via their vast variety of global partners, provided a sneak peak to the latest technology in food service, explanation of their business model and vision, and future scholarships and job opportunities within the company.

A question and answer period with the Mr. Sequeira was immediately followed, where the students  asked the company pressing questions regarding food service, menu options, environmental sustainability, food waste, and proposed focus groups to ensure student satisfaction.

The EPP students should be extremely proud of themselves for displaying exceptional leadership and professionalism in front of business professionals.

Take a look at the pictures from the business tour!

Elite Pathway Partnership Program

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New Partnership Program with the University of Toronto

The University of Toronto (U of T), officially welcomed the partnership between Columbia International College (CIC) this past Thursday evening. The Elite Pathway Partnership Program (EPPP) is the only official partnership recognized by the University.

What is the Elite Pathway Program?

The EPPP program is designed for high academic achievers at CIC.  The students are given specific workshops, such as English essay writing, time management, etc,  provided by the Academic and Guidance office.  This program also offers experiential learning provided by Student Development, which exclusively offers the Duke of Ed Gold Award for these Elite Students and the opportunity to be part of the Model UN team.

All of the components in the program are designed to have these elite students accepted into the number 1 University in Canada.  With all of these components added together, this gives students the tools to be successful both in and outside the classroom.   All the skills acquired in this program are designed to prepare these elite students, not only for university and future employment, but for life.

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