VET focuses on training partnership with South Korea

Vocational Education and Training (VET) is crucial to ensuring there are skilled workers ready to fill the jobs of the future.

Because of this, strengthening international education and training partnerships is now a key focus for the Department of Training and Skills Development.

To implement this, the Department will look at methods to deepen the ties around international education and training opportunities in order to enhance and grow this service export.

A result of this will see Queensland training providers and South Korea collaborate in order to deliver education and training for young Koreans (in Queensland) which will equip them with skills and education which will ultimately tackle some of Korea’s youth unemployment issues.

MTA Institute (MTAI) (RTO #31529) has been welcoming international students from Daejeon, South Korea to the facilities at Eight Mile Plains, SEQ to complete a seven week Cert I in Automotive Vocational Preparation course for over four years. This relationship between MTAI and South Korea will continue to operate and support the international VET focus.

Shannon Fentiman, Minister for Training and Skills Development said, “Vocational Education and Training is vital to making sure there are skilled workers for jobs of the future.

“Queensland has a strong trading relationship with South Korea and deep cultural relations and international education and training is a key way to do this.

“It’s a natural progression that we work together to increase exciting training pathways in South Korea and promote the fantastic opportunities on offer in Queensland.

“Providing and arming young Koreans with some of the skills Queensland is world class at delivering, these students are better equipped to look for work when they return home.”

Study Queensland, part of Trade and Investment Queensland, is the central point of coordination to deliver the Queensland Government’s $25.3 million International Education and Training Strategy to Advance Queensland 2016–2026.

Download the Capability Statement for the South Korea market

Source: Queensland Government Statements: Focus of Queensland’s education and training partnership with South Korea

27 Mar 2019