7 December 2016
Regional Partnership Programme – reaching new heights
As location is a key influencer in students’ study decision-making, ENZ’s Regional Partnership Programme brings together regional representatives to grow international education across New Zealand.
With Southland, Northland and Waikato recently joining the programme, ENZ now has 15 regions looking to develop and implement new strategies, and better tell their regional international education story.
Here’s a snapshot of the good things currently underway.
The Global Workforce project
The Global Workforce project aims to better position regions as education and career development centres, and to more effectively connect international talent with skilled employment opportunities.
This initiative will continue to expand the options for students to participate in the existing Work Ready programmes by working with government agencies and employers in sectors with future skill shortages.
Better regional data
International education is a valuable industry, and soon we’ll have the numbers to show it. Precise data will demonstrate the level of contribution that international education makes to regional economies, with clear information about value, job creation and the average international student spend per region. We expect the first round of data to be available for regional partners in early 2017.
In late November, representatives from 15 regions gathered for a two-day workshop in Christchurch.
The workshop included a presentation by ICEF (International Consultants for Education and Fairs) Asia-Pacific Vice President, Rod Hearps, on maximising engagement with agents, and the importance of destination marketing. Also on the agenda was a session on how regional organisations can collaborate with SIEBA (Schools International Education Business Association) and an inspiring presentation from Christchurch Educated on its progress to date.
Get to know your region
If you’d like to know more about New Zealand’s international education regional organisations and how you can get involved with the Regional Partnership Programme, click here.
For more information, contact Greg Scott, Programme Manager – Regional Partnership Programme
Update from Immigration New Zealand
A brief update as part of ENZ’s joint work programme with Immigration New Zealand.