Aussie delegation visits DKV
Dubai, January 20, 2009
Dubai Knowledge Village (DKV), a member of Tecom Investments, received a six-member high-level delegation representing Technical and Further Education (Tafe) Institutes of Australia and discussed prospects of collaboration.
Tafe covers 85 per cent of accredited training in Australia. It has grown rapidly over the recent years as students in Australia seek a combination of vocational education and a stepping stone into degree-level studies at universities, said a senior Tafe official.
Executive director, Dubai Knowledge Village and Dubai International Academic City, Dr Ayoub Kazim and director for Business Development, Dubai Knowledge Village, Ibrahim Moosa Jamel received the delegation which expressed keen interest in Dubai’s innovative knowledge cluster.
The delegation members included Virginia Simmons, CEO, Chisholm Institute, Tafe Directors Australia (TDA) Board Representative; Bruce Bradfield, Manager-International, Kangan Batman Institute; John Barnes, General Manager Business Development, Kangan Batman Institute; Geoffrey Bell, Executive Director Business Development, Canberra Institute of Technology; Grant Radford, Director Corporate Affairs, Chisholm Institute; and Barry Peddle, Institute Director, South West Sydney Tafe. – TradeArabia News Service