Korean University Delegates to Visit Orana Education and Training Providers


23-Jul-2015

Korean University Delegates to Visit Orana Education and Training Providers

On the 27th and 28th July, Regional Development Australia Orana will host a delegation from Korea’s Catholic Sangji College (CSC). The group will speak with training providers to establish partnerships for academic program articulation, language study, internships and job placements.

During their visit, CSC will meet with representatives from CSU, TAFE Western and Fletcher International to tour their facilities and discuss the details of the partnership arrangements.

“International education is Australia’s third-largest export,” said Felicity Taylor-Edwards, CEO of Regional Development Australia Orana. “As we look to diversify the region’s economic base, this is certainly an avenue that should be and is being explored.”

“This visit and the resulting partnerships will not only facilitate the exchange of education, but also promote the Orana region to an international audience and further develop positive business relationships with South Korea.” said Felicity.

Late last year, RDA Orana released a research report titled Workforce Capacity of the Orana Region, which identified a number of strategies to support regional industries with their labour force. The CSC delegates’ visit is part of the wider strategy of the Korean Trainee Project which has been well supported by Orana employers.

“I look forward to seeing the outcomes of this visit,” said Kate Baxter, Director of TAFE Western.

“TAFE Western is excited to be a partner in the Korean Trainee Project and we are confident that this visit will create a pathway into that project.”

“The partnerships formed during this visit will allow prospective Korean trainees to be educated to enable them to successfully articulate to the Orana training and work environment,” Felicity said.

Media are invited to attend the dinner for a photo opportunity on Monday 27th July from 6:15pm-6:30pm. Please arrive at the Zoofari Lodge Entrance Gate on Obley Road at 6:15pm sharp, where a zoo staff member will be there to allow vehicle access into Zoofari Lodge.


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