4 July 2018

ENZ connects with industry

Over six days in June, ENZ’s 2018 Connect series brought together 250 government agency representatives and international education industry professionals from across New Zealand.

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Led by ENZ, Connect attracted 250 participants to seven sessions around the country to discuss the key strategic priorities for the sector over the coming year.

Hosted by ENZ Chief Executive, Grant McPherson, and General Manager Industry Development, Greg Scott, the series covered what’s happening globally and nationally in international education and ENZ’s strategic direction for the year.

“Part of ENZ’s role is to be a thought leader for international education, and it’s important we take the time to discuss the future direction of the industry for New Zealand within the global context,” said Grant.

Greg added that the series was an important opportunity for government agencies to hear from industry.

“Working collaboratively with the sector is vital to the success of international education in New Zealand,” said Greg. 

“The most valuable part of these sessions is for us at ENZ to hear from the sector about challenges they are currently facing, and any opportunities and questions they wish to raise.”

The sessions included consultation with ENZ and the Ministry of Education on the draft International Education Strategy. Immigration New Zealand attended each session to discuss the proposed changes to post-study work rights. NZQA representatives also attended some sessions.

Participants said they valued the chance to have free and frank discussions with industry colleagues and government, and are keen for similar opportunities in the future.

A presentation by Grant was recorded and will be available online for industry representatives to view. Keep an eye out in E-News for when this is uploaded.

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