30 August 2017

The regional network – bright partners

ENZ’s Industry Development team hosted a leadership workshop for representatives from its 15-member regional network.

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ENZ General Manager – Industry Development Greg Scott at the workshop for regional partners.

The full-day workshop was a great way to share regional international education developments and aspirations with the network. The programme included speakers from central government agencies such as the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and Tertiary Education Commission (TEC), alongside SIEBA, ICEF as well as presentations from regional representatives.

Simon Anderson, ChristchurchNZ’s Job Ready Project Manager said the day was highly valuable.

“I was impressed at the positive and collaborative atmosphere from all participants, leading to meaningful conversation and debate throughout.”

ENZ Regional Project Manager Sarah Gauthier said the workshop was an effective way to better understand how integral our regions are to supporting better profiling of international education across New Zealand.

The RPP is a strong promoter and enabler of New Zealand’s variety of regional study locations, “while being the platform from where we engage with real New Zealanders about why and how international education is important to all of our futures,” Sarah said.

“Our Regional Network works hard to develop and promote their points of difference and service provision to international students – so that students can better understand and choose the location that best suits their identity and ambitions.

 “Our regional partners work closely with their local media and stakeholders to tell compelling student stories and other announcements that help their community to really connect with international education and the benefits it could have for them,” Sarah said.

Regional initiatives like the ‘work ready’ programmes for international students are key points of difference that can attract the students that can become a region’s future talent force.

If you haven’t connected with the Regional Network – now’s your chance!

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