All sectors Employability Presentation

Global Workforce Programme: Forging Work Ready partnerships to help skilled talent stay


Tue 22 August 2017 3:30 pm - 4:10 pm

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Margo Reid
Sarah Gauthier
Melissa Clarke-Fuller

Motivations for studying abroad are changing. The career and employment doors opened through international study are quickly becoming the main motivation. New Zealand has a unique opportunity to deliver customised ‘Work and Job Ready’ programmes designed to meet international students’ unique cultural needs and ensure that New Zealand benefits from their skills and perspectives.

In this two-part breakout session, learn how we can work locally, regionally and nationally to help international students perceive New Zealand as a more compelling, relevant and career-oriented international study destination.

First, hear how Dunedin’s Work Ready programme works to help international students understand New Zealand’s workplace cultures, how to network effectively, who to talk to, and how to present themselves in person, on paper and online, to better pursue career opportunities here and around the world.

Second, learn about Education New Zealand’s efforts to develop the ‘Global Workforce Programme’ to help more centres and regions deliver strong, common programmes for students to understand, adapt and successfully find their career path or skilled work here and globally.

We look forward to sharing with you the difference these initiatives are having for student experience, regional economic development and talent acquisition – as well as how you can get involved.