Thompson Education Center donates toys to the NY Toy Drive

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CEO of Thompson Education Center Project attends Toy Drive to deliver love and joy to children

On Dec.18th 2014, Sherry Li, CEO of Thompson Education Center attended the annual NY Toy Drive hosted by the lieutenant governor this year. CEO Sherry Li arrived carrying toys donated by the Thompson Education Center staffs and helped sorting the toys as well.

“I would like to bring happiness to the children and I really hope they can enjoy their Christmas since Christmas is the time for people to express care and love” said Sherry Li.

According to the 2014 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange(IEE) released recently, the number of international students at colleges in U.S. increased by 8% to 886,052 students in the 2013/14 academic year which supported 340,000 jobs (123,465 direct jobs and 216,542 indirect jobs) and contributed $28.6 billion to the U.S. economy. This is an 8.5% increase in job support and creation, and a nearly 12% increase in dollars contributed to the economy from the previous academic year, according to 2014 NAFSA findings.

In the Open Doors Report, it showed that China remains the leading place of origin for foreign students in the U.S. and in 2013/14 academic year, this population increased by 16.5% to 274,439 Chinese students which made up 31 percent of all international students in the U.S. and contributed $8.04 billion to the U.S. economy. The report also showed that New York is the second largest state with the number of foreign students and experienced a 12% increase in economic growth. In New York State, there were 40,331 jobs created and $3295.1 million contribution generated in 2013/14.

The mission of China City of America’s Thompson Education Center Project is to promote the education of younger generations, to increase Sullivan County’s local employment rate, and to stimulate economic growth in the region and the state.

Because of the dissatisfaction mounting with China’s test-centric educational system, more Chinese students are willing to go abroad at a younger age. The goal of the Thompson Education Project is to fuse Eastern and Western education systems, to diversify education development in the future, and to provide a better learning experience for students. The project will employ excellent faculties from the United States, and enroll students from both China and the U.S.

Thompson Education Center project will also bring a large number of jobs to Sullivan County. Initially and throughout the project, many construction and real estate workers will be employed. Once the project is complete, there will be many job openings at the Thompson Education Center including but not limited to professors, instructors, school book store and shop keepers, chefs, landscapers, cleaning, and maintenance workers.

Aside from the jobs directly created from the project and the day-to-day operations on-location, there will be a ripple effect throughout the community. These new workers and resources required to run the Thompson Education Center will increase demand greatly for local goods and services, benefiting the local community.

Thompson Education Center will generate huge economic growth and millions of dollars in business revenue for the county every year.

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