CQ TAFE hosts Mongolian officials on whirlwind tour of the region
Monday, 21 May 2012 11:01AM - All Campuses
News in brief:
Central Queensland Institute of TAFE has welcomed a visiting delegation from a Mongolian mine training centre to investigate how Queensland trains its mining industry workers.
News in detail:
The visit by the 12-member contingent follows the signing of an agreement between the Institute and Millennium Challenge Account Mongolia to assist the Gobisumber Vocational Training Centre in mining training.
The international representatives are in Queensland for a whirlwind tour of our world-class training centres and mining operations.
CQ TAFE's Faculty Manager International Kim Harrington said the officials would visit Mackay, Rockhampton, the Capricorn Coast and Central Western Queensland from May 17 to 29.
"As a leader in the education and training of mining personnel, Queensland is a great place for international educators to visit and learn from," Ms Harrington said.
"We are helping them achieve international standards in the delivery of vocational education and training so they can train local residents for a range of mining projects.
"As part of the contract we've sent a number of teachers to Mongolia to work directly with the training centre," Ms Harrington said.
"By visiting us in Australia, their staff can experience first-hand how we're delivering top quality education and training for the mining industry."
After their arrival in Rockhampton on May 16, the delegation will tour the Institute's campuses and various mining related industries in the region, including Xstrata mine sites in Mackay and Emerald and the construction of LNG-related industry in Gladstone.
Submitted By:Greg Chapman