California ETEC and our affiliated office in Vietnam, VETEC, received Congressional Recognition for the organization’s recent designation as one of the 23 Presidential ‘E Star’ Award Winners in the United States.  The Honorable Representative Ms. Mimi Walters, California District 45, noted, “California ETEC’s impressive increase in the volume of exports over the past four years is a testament to the integrity of your international education services.”

Congressional Citation- CA ETEC

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California ETEC Receives Presidential “E Star” Award for Export Service

 

Irvine, California –  California ETEC was awarded the President’s  “E Star” Award for Export Service by U.S.  Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker at the Department’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. on May 16th, 2016.

The “E” Awards are the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. California ETEC has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export expansion, promoting U.S. Education services throughout Asia.

Secretary of Commerce Pritzker noted, “The organization’s expansion of programs to reach international students in Thailand, China, Vietnam and Burma were particularly notable.”

Since 2006, California ETEC has provided a platform for U.S. education and training providers to recruit international students and deliver education programs throughout Asia and the Middle East.  California ETEC maintains overseas recruitment offices in Beijing, China and HCMC, Vietnam, two of the six largest host countries for international students.

“The recruitment of international students to California and U.S. campuses has been our exclusive focus the past 10 years, and we are honored to receive the “E Star” Award,” said Mark Matsumoto, California ETEC, President and CEO.

The export of education services generates more than $31 billion dollars in exports for the U.S.  and contributes nearly $5 billion dollars to the local economy in California. Moreover, revenues from international student tuition and overseas program delivery are increasingly counted upon to make up for shortfalls in public and private education funding in the United States.

California ETEC provides an array services for education providers to expand their international student recruitment or develop new international linkages. The organization has recently launched a comprehensive program to support secondary education providers to begin or expand international recruitment.   California ETEC’s College Pathway Program(CPP) is a low-risk program designed to  assist fledging international student programs blossom at rural and small cities.

California ETEC demonstrated a substantial increase in the volume of exports over the past four-year period, a major criteria for the award.

For more information about California ETEC, visit,  www.californiaetec.com

For more information about the “E” Awards and the benefits of exporting, visit,

 

 

California ETEC hosted a week long recruitment tour with stops in Bangkok, Thailand, Yangon, Myanmar, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam,  March 14-19th.  These recents events proved to be highly productive and indicate strong opportunities for near-term recruitment success in each country. 

A brief recap of Spring events can be downloaded below-

California ETEC Spring Event Recap_3_28_16_2

 

A SPECIAL STUDENT ADVISING EVENT ADDED IN BANGKOK, 3/14

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS EXTENDED UNTIL 1/25/16-SPACE LIMITED!!

 

California ETEC is pleased to announce  a 3 country, 1 week recruitment tour focused on established and emerging markets in S.E. Asia.   The three country tour includes stops in Bangkok, Thailand,  Yangon, Myanmar and HCMC, Vietnam. March 14-19th.  VETEC established an in-country presence in Vietnam with the support of the U.S. Department of Commerce in 2012 and has been facilitating recruitment in Vietnam and Thailand for more than a decade.    At the request of CA ETEC’s school partners,  Myanmar was added as a recruitment stop.

Events include visits to leading public and private high schools,  exclusive U.S. Study Fair(Vietnam),  U.S. Visa briefings and optional study agent networking matchmaking.

To Register-   Contact  California ETEC  co/  ca_etec@yahoo.com or mark@vetecusa.com

or visit  www.californiatec.com

 

 

 

SEVP’s latest report, released on December 15th reveals that Vietnam is now the 5th largest host market for international students in the U.S.  The report reflects all classes of student and exchange visas- and places Vietnam above Japan and Taiwan.    Vietnam and S.E. Asia clearly need to be consider for active engagement in 2016.

The historic elections that took place earlier this month in Myanmar  are a very favorable signal  for U.S. schools seeking to begin engagement with this long ignored market.

A recent article in the ICEF Monitor that is linked below offers keen analysis about market conditions and desire for educational cooperation sought by Myanmar.

VETEC will be leading the first official delegation coordinated by the US government to Myanmar on March 16, 2016.

 

http://monitor.icef.com/2015/11/myanmar-opening-up-to-foreign-investment-and-international-education/

California ETEC is pleased to announce  a 3 country, 1 week recruitment tour focused on established and emerging markets in S.E. Asia.   The three country tour includes stops in Bangkok, Thailand,  Yangon, Myanmar and HCMC, Vietnam. March 14-19th.  VETEC established an in-country presence in Vietnam with the support of the U.S. Department of Commerce in 2012 and has been facilitating recruitment in Vietnam and Thailand for more than a decade.    At the request of CA ETEC’s school partners,  Myanmar was added as a recruitment stop.

Events include visits to leading public and private high schools,  exclusive U.S. Study Fair(Vietnam),  U.S. Visa briefings and optional study agent networking matchmaking.

To Register-   Contact  California ETEC  co/  ca_etec@yahoo.com or mark@vetecusa.com

or visit  www.californiatec.com

 

 

 

 

Registration Details and Sign-Up Form

Contact California ETEC for further event details.

info@vetecusa.com

or tel-714-624-7001

 

California ETEC and our local branch office in Vietnam(VETEC) coordinated a two country recruitment tour in Bangkok, Thailand and HCMC, Vietnam,  March 18-21.   A delegation of 8 U.S. schools joined events in both countries and were treated to strong student interest in each country

Events included:

Bangkok, Thailand:

High School Visits at leading international schools around Bangkok

U.S. Consulate Briefing

Study Agent Networking Reception

 

HCMC, Vietnam:

Visits to a gifted public high school and leading international bi-lingual school in HCM

U.S. Consulate Briefing

VETEC Study Fair attended by more than 200 qualified students and parents

 

Dr. James Badger,  University of North Georgia,  noted,  ” It was encouraging that my visits to the schools and the study fair with your company, VETEC, resulted in a serious application.  Your company provided very good introductions.  I hope to join VETEC again.  “

 

 

 

 

 

A recent survey that was conducted by VETEC’s parent organization,  California ETEC, has again identified the number one issue for U.S. schools recruiting international students-  How to maintain student diversity! While the boon of international students has been helpful to the bottom line of many public and private institutions,  the truth is most programs are too reliant on just a few countries for the majority of their international student population.     While our own organization has been proud to support the recruitment efforts of many institutions in China,  it is very common to hear these same institutions remark they are looking to lighten their dependence on Chinese students.   It is not uncommon to find that the average institution has nearly 50% of their students from China, and this is particularly true for secondary schools that are now emerging as active players in the international student recruitment market.    In the past few years the King Abdullah Scholarship Program has brought more 100,000 Saudi students to U.S shores, and coupled with the tidal wave of Chinese students, it is common to find that 75-80% of English language students at most public and private institutions are from these two countries.

So how then can schools maintain international student diversity?   Without question,  ASEAN countries beckon the best hope.    For a number of schools,  Vietnam is already an important student recruitment market and holds promise to be even more significant in the coming years.    If you add Thailand, Indonesia and the emerging Burmese student market,  the ASEAN region offers a target market of more than 500 million.    California ETEC and VETEC has a long history helping U.S. schools engage the  Vietnamese and Thai markets, going back as far as 2004 when we brought our first school delegation to Bangkok.

2014 IIE Open Doors Data

  • Vietnam-16, 579
  • Indonesia- 7920
  • Thailand- 7340

We invite interested schools to contact California ETEC/VETEC to learn about the recruitment opportunities and key success factors  in the ASEAN region countries and upcoming recruitment events planned in Spring 2015 and future events in Fall 2015.    We will have specific events for public, private and boarding high schools,  colleges and universities.