Kangan Institute has joined a newly established China Federation of International Cooperation for VET as a key coordinator for Australia.
The federation, which includes various Australian TAFEs as foundation members, was established at the recent International Collaboration Fair on Vocational and Technical Education in Harbin of Heilongjiang province, China.
Attended by Kangan Institute representatives as well as numerous VET institutes and representatives from Australia, China, Germany, Singapore and Korea, the fair showcased innovative ideas on VET internationalisation and discussed transnational collaboration projects.
Kangan Institute's Client Services general manager Kelly Townson said that it was a positive step for the Institute to take the lead amongst notable Australian TAFE providers.
"The Heilongjiang VET providers that we visited are extremely progressive and deliver a great range of high level technical skill courses," she said.
"There's a real opportunity for mutual exchange of skills and knowledge between Kangan and the VET colleges."
Kangan Institute currently provides quality diploma training and VET teacher training in China through cooperative agreements with various colleges. This activity, particularly VET teacher training, is expected to increase as a result of new links forged with Chinese partners at the fair.
Pictured left to right -
Elenor Ye, Austrade Education Manager Beijing; Philip Nash, NMIT China Country Manager; Kelly Townson, General Manager Client Services Group Kangan Institute; Dr Christina Hong, Acting CEO Southbank Institute of Technology; Chris Wen, TAFE NSW China Country Manager; Eliza Chui, Austrade Education Commissioner North Asia Consul; Chuck Yang, Business Development Officer, Austrade Shenyang; Dr Ho Sum Chan, Project Director China Market Kangan Institute.