ACE featured at the "Study Melbourne" expo
13 September 2010
It's said that if you should ever find yourself staring down the lens of a camera on a live broadcast, that the last thing you should ever do is think of the sheer size of the audience staring right back at you.
With that in mind, spare a thought for the Kangan Institute staff members who recently participated on a panel for Study Melbourne, a live internet webcast which broadcast to an international audience estimated in the millions.
Study Melbourne offered Chinese viewers the chance to learn more about Victoria's' education system through a series of panel discussions from Australia's best universities and Vocational Education and Training providers.
Kangan Institute participated in a discussion on automotive training, with other Victorian education providers sharing their expertise in other areas. Other panelists for the Study Melbourne event included representatives from ANIBT, Study Melbourne, South West Institute of TAFE, and Chisholm Institute of TAFE.
With the aid of an interpreter, Phill Murphy, general manager of Learning Service Innovation, and John Steer, senior projects manager for International Services, answered a range of topics live from viewers interested in finding out about more on studying at Kangan Institute.
"Kangan is a very experienced organisation with international students," John said in response to one of the submitted live questions, "We currently have in excess of 800 students from many countries studying with us this year."
Phill Murphy reassured viewers of the long-term employment prospects from a qualification with Kangan Institute.
"It's a fact that in Victoria, the automotive centre has the highest level of graduates of any TAFE or any institute both for local and international students," Phill said, "Kangan Institute graduates are really valued in the automotive industry."
View a recorded copy of the panel discussion featuring Phill and John.