AR International Education Group has partnered with StudyAdelaide and the Australian Chinese Business Chamber to deliver a series of innovative workshops that will enable international students develop and deploy a comprehensive range of employability skills to enhance their ability to gain employment, maintain that employment and build a successful career. The program offers one point of contact for students to acquire skills development, work experience, internship opportunities and contact with potential employers.
Developing international students’ employability skills – during and after studies – is a key objective of the Australian Government’s National Strategy for International Education and a key initiative identified in the South Australian Government’s new International Education Plan 2030 – Live, Learn, Stay.
The program, called Career Advantage Adelaide, was officially launched by the South Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon. David Ridgeway at the Adelaide City Council on Thursday 5th September 2019. As noted in his opening address “Giving international students the opportunity to develop a global career in South Australia is a major part of our state’s International Education 2030 sector plan that the Premier and I launched just over two weeks ago. We want international students to live, learn and stay to grow our population and create a unique pipeline of global talent for our emerging industries. By preparing international students for global careers through this industry experience program, I strongly believe today’s partnership agreement fits in with the ideals of the International Education 2030 plan.”
Attending the launch were Mr Pi Lijun-Vice Consul General | Mr Yu Jiangning – Chief Representative, Shandong Commercial Representative office in Oceania | Mr Bruce Lee – Chief Executive Officer, AR International Education Group | Ms Karyn Kent – Chief Executive, StudyAdelaide | Councillor Simon Hou – City of Adelaide | Ms Lisa O’Donoghue – Chief Executive Officer, Australia China Business Council (ACBC).