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CIT Showcases VET Pathway Programs To Tunisian Leaders

Published: 18 Oct 2016

Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) will this week showcase to visiting Republic of Tunisia vocational education and training (VET) leaders Australia's world-leading pathway programs to higher education.

CIT is hosting three Tunisian vocational education leaders to share its expertise in taking students through the VET system into higher education - a world-renowned strength of Australia's VET model. Tunisia has recently moved to similarly link its VET and higher education systems.

"CIT teachers will share their expertise and show the economic benefits that flow from building strong links between teachers and organisations to provide pathways for students from the VET system to higher education," CIT CEO Leanne Cover said.

The 'Strengthening Pathways Between Vocational Education and Higher Education for Students Project', supported by the Commonwealth Government, will showcase Australia's model and help build Tunisia VET leader's capabilities.

The tour is supported by the Commonwealth through the Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR), which is part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

"The Council for Australian-Arab Relations is proud to support CIT in showcasing the Australian vocational educational system to our Tunisian partners. This project will empower Tunisia's education system to best support their students, providing more opportunities to access higher education," CAAR Chair Sue Ismail said.

The Tunisian teachers will visit the Australian National University, University of Canberra and other innovative educational partners throughout the week, and meet with local tourism and hospitality industry and business leaders at a CIT lunch on Thursday 20 October.

"CIT will continue to provide advice and support on this important development for Tunisia once our visitors have returned home," Ms Cover said.

"CIT works to build on Canberra's status by strengthening its international ties to showcase Australia's leading VET system and bring together teachers, trainers and employers from around the world to learn and exchange ideas," she said.

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