Indian international students to benefit from Mentorship Program Apr 18, 2019

  •   Australia India Business Council launches its Mentorship Program for Indian international students in Western Australia

  •   This initiative was developed with the support of StudyPerth and is aligned with theWA Government’s International Education strategy to increase the number ofinternational students studying in Western Australia

  •   The AIBC Mentorship Program will deliver real benefits to Indian students

    The Australia India Business Council Mentorship Program for Indian international students in Western Australia was officially launched last night on behalf of Minister Sue Ellery MLC, Minister for Education and Training by Hon Samantha Rowe MLC, Parliamentary Secretary to Minister Sue Ellery MLC at the Indian Consulate in Perth.

    The objective of the AIBC Mentorship Program is to assist Indian students in Western Australia in successfully accessing employment opportunities in Australia.

    The AIBC Mentorship Program will deliver on its objective by the Mentors providing appropriate support to the Mentees (Indian students) by sharing knowledge, wisdom and real-world skills and experiences that will be invaluable for their future career and employment.

    AIBC is working closely with StudyPerth and key stakeholders to develop initiatives to show Indian international students that Perth is the best place to live, learn and launch the next stage of their lives and careers.

    The AIBC Mentorship Program will be available for Indian students studying at WA education institutions.

    There are more than 7,000 Indian international students in Western Australia. Most of these students are engaged in social and cultural activities within the Indian community.

    The AIBC Mentorship Program complements the opportunities and services provided by the education providers, StudyPerth, community groups and other stakeholders.

    Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:

    “This program focuses on improving opportunities for Indian international students and ensuring Perth is an attractive destination for international students.

    “Mentors will share their knowledge, wisdom and real-world skills and experiences that willbe invaluable for the student’s future career and employment in Western Australia.”

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Comments attributed to National Chair AIBC Jim Varghese:

“AIBC recognises that a strong and productive Australia-India education relationship is the flagship of the bilateral relationship.

Employability is a major consideration for Indian students when choosing university options. The AIBC Mentorship Program for Indian international students is designed to assist Indian students in successfully accessing employment opportunities in Australia.

I congratulate the AIBC Western Australia Chapter for a very well designed MentorshipProgram.”

Comments attributed to AIBC WA President Michael Carter:

“We are pleased to partner with StudyPerth for delivering the AIBC Mentorship Program inWestern Australia.

AIBC WA has strong links with the business community and education and training stakeholders in Western Australia. The AIBC Mentorship Program leverages theserelationships for the benefit of Indian international students in Western Australia.”

Enquiries:

Harsh Grover
Education and Training Chapter Head AIBC WA Email: 
hgrover@groverprojects.com.au

Hon Samantha Rowe MLC, Parliamentary Secretary to Minister Sue Ellery MLC, Minister for Education and Training addressing participating attendees.

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Mr. Michael Carter, President AIBC WA Chapter addressing interested audience.

Mr. Yaz Mubarakai MLA, Member for Jandakot addressing audience.

Mr. Amit Kumar Mishra, Consul General of India in Perth delivering an overview of Consul Generals Office involvement with the Mentorship Program.

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Mr. Philip Payne, Executive Director of StudyPerth giving an insight to their support on the Mentorship Program.

Presenters and organisers for the Mentorship Launch event from left to right:

Mr Nilesh Makwana, Vice-President AIBC WA Chapter, Mr. Michael Carter, President AIBC WA Chapter, Mr. Amit Kumar Mishra, Consul General of India in Perth, Hon Samantha Rowe MLC, Parliamentary Secretary to Minister Sue Ellery MLC, Minister for Education and Training, Mr. Philip Payne, Executive Director, StudyPerth, Mr. Yaz Mubarakai MLA, Member for Jandakot,and Mr. Harsh Grover, Education and Training Chapter Head in WA.

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