During their recent visit to Necochea, Argentina, officials from the University of Central Arkansas signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chamber of Professionals of Puerto Quequén. The event was detailed in an article in the Ecos Diarios newspaper and can be seen here.
An English translation of the article follows:
The Chamber of Professionals of Puerto Quequen Signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Central Arkansas
The Chamber of Professionals of Puerto Quequén, an entity formed by over 30 partners representing different activities carried out in Necochea, signed a memorandum of understanding with the authorities of the University of Central Arkansas, of the United States. The signing took place during the visit that authorities from the University made to our city and that was coordinated by Rotary Club of Necochea.
The agreement aims to achieve continuous cooperation on various issues ranging from the academic, cultural and technological. This agreement was signed by the president of the local Chamber, Bartholome Zubillaga, and Jane Ann Williams, representative of the President of the University.
The agreement takes dimensions when one considers that the said educational institution located in Conway is a city with less population than Necochea, but has three top-level educational institutions, and it is known as the “city of universities.” Forty percent of the population of Conway holds a University degree, and Conway has become one of the top 25 fastest growing cities in the United States.
Similarly, the Conway Chamber of Commerce has been identified as the best of its country, competing with similar institutions in bigger cities, such as New York, Washington, Dallas and Chicago.
The Conway Chamber has invited, through a letter sent by its authorities, to explore the exchange of business leaders, and reciprocal internships for employees at local companies that want to gain experience and improve their English.
Members of the Chamber of Puerto Quequén have recognized this agreement as extremely positive and the first step towards a continuous relationship, between the University of Central Arkansas, the community of Conway, thus opening a wide range of possibilities.