International partnership for higher education


Joe Ormeno, CEO of The Gordon, speaks at the International Skills Training opening ceremony  

The Gordon is forming innovative partnerships across the globe to create new opportunities for international students.

Joining with the Chongqing Centre for International Education Exchange to deliver teacher training to over 50 vocational colleges and schools in China, The Gordon’s CEO, Joe Ormeno, has addressed a forum commemorating the first cohort of teachers in China commencing the International Skills Training program delivered by The Gordon, “These partnerships are so important in the context of the rapid development of economic globalisation where we see the flow of talents and resources between countries and regions becoming increasingly frequent. This is particularly true for higher education around the globe.”

The partnership will provide The Gordon with access to deliver teacher training and other professional development programs to one of the largest municipalities in China, boasting a population of 34 million. Chair of The Gordon Board, Justin Giddings stated, “We are committed to continuous improvement in curriculum and training, and we are focused on empowering aspiring entrepreneurs through education, skills development and innovation.” 

Speaking to the international assembly, Mr Giddings said that graduates will be globally competitive, high-calibre professionals that will enter the workforce with an international vision and a range of mature skills that are absolutely portable.

The Gordon’s partnership with Chonqing Jianzhou College has already experienced great success with its first group of Chinese students completing a Diploma of Building and Construction. 

Leading the education response and responding to skills shortages in areas such as automotive and engineering, construction and health trades, The Gordon’s key focus is to enhance the student experience and ensure consistent, high quality teaching and learning outcomes. Mr Ormeno stated, “In an increasingly complex world, a global education qualification is central to the employability and inclusion of our young people and workers.”

Posted: 7/08/2020 11:52:16 AM



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