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22 23 THE UNIVERSITY OF THE COMMONWEALTH CARIBBEAN istrative support infrastructure required to provide quality education in their local areas. The UCC Partnerships Division will enable experienced entrepreneurs and organizations to launch new educational opportunities in areas where tertiary educational develop- ment has traditionally been a challenge. The Division offers franchising, licensing, joint venture and academic program validation opportunities. Partners may either agree with UCC upon the franchised provision of most or all its accredited curriculum or upon licensing one or two selected academic programmes. A joint venture between the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean and our partners will facilitate flexible arrangements that could allow facilities such as dual degree enrolment. In addition, tertiary education institutions with qualified faculty members and new curricula may arrange with the UCC Partnerships Division for oversight and/or validation of new unaccredited programmes. This unique collaborative education partner- ship will also allow qualified institutions and/ or investors to deliver UCC programs that lead to the award of credit by the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean. UCC Partnership Division is dedicated to the development and continuous growth of its strategic partnership initiative. The team is here to support and guide a range of strategic decisions, from initial engagement through to the launch of local class offerings and be- yond. Some of the key resources available to our partners and potential partners include: Initial Assistance: Your UCC team will pro- vide guidance specific to the types of partner- ship engaged upon. We work with you to help promote and nurture a strong and engaged student community. Consultation and guidance: We will remain a resource for partners from initial engage- ment through launch and during ongoing op- erations. Access unlimited, no-cost technical support and connect with partners. Top-Line Courseware: UCC partners will have the right to use all curricula and course- ware materials developed by UCC for use in business, management and computer training courses, as well as any future programmes of study established by UCC. This will allow for immediate offering of proven programmes of study to potential students in your region, and ensure academic consistency with other UCC campuses. The UCC Partnerships Division looks for- ward to working closely with its international partners, large, medium, and small. The Di- vision is committed to ensuring continued growth into a valued global brand that busi- nesses, institutions, governments, and individ- uals turn to for assistance in improving them- selves, their organizations, and by extension, their communities.