Hunter students prepared for global workplace
A historic partnership between Nagasaki International University and Hunter TAFE was formalised during a visit to the region, which will deliver greater opportunity for Hunter students to gain international experience during their studies. Nagasaki International University (NIU) President, Naoki Abe and NIU International Centre Director, Kazuyuki Tsukaharain visited Hunter TAFE in May when the two organisations signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU). The MOU will open the gateway for increasing levels of collaboration, cultural experience and educational exchange between the two international education organisations.
Initially, the partnership will seek to establish an International Student Exchange Program that provides Tourism and Hospitality students with the opportunity to travel, study and gain practical work experience in local organisations, both here in the Hunter and in Nagasaki, Japan.
The program is part of an increasing demand for students to be work-ready, ensuring that graduates from the Hunter gain the practical training, skills and experience required to succeed in the global marketplace.
The International Student Exchange Program is the first of its kind that NIU have established with an Australian education provider, adding to existing programs with organisations in North America, United Kingdom and the Philippines.
Hunter TAFE CEO, Christine Warrington said the program is an important step for the two organisations and will pave the way for international exchange and practical training programs for the region.
“We are proud to work in partnership with Nagasaki International University to provide the opportunity for students to gain skills and experiences for a global marketplace,” said Ms Warrington. “We look forward to developing this program and working with NIU to expand and strengthen this partnership in the future and provide greater international opportunities for students in both the Hunter and Nagasaki.”