MILESTONE AS MONGOLIAN STUDENT EARNS VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATION Published:23 March 2016
CQUni’s Kim Harrington pictured in Mongolia presenting a Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology to Zorigoo Tseden-Ish.
CQUniversity’s Kim Harrington has been representing the institution in Mongolia, where she took the opportunity to present a milestone vocational award to a local student.
Back in 2011 and into 2012, Ms Harrington was instrumental in negotiating and establishing vocational training business opportunities in Mongolia on behalf of TAFE Queensland and the Central Queensland Institute of TAFE.
Two major projects were negotiated; one at the Govisumber Polytechnic Mining College in the Provinc Choir and the other with the international Komatsu Company, operating in Ulaanbaatar as Transwest Mongolia.
Ms Harrington worked in Mongolia in 2012, and it was with a hint of sadness that she left these projects when she commenced work with CQUniversity. She now has the dual roles of Associate Vice-Chancellor (Rockhampton Region) and Director of Business Development & Industry Engagement.
On her recent visit representing CQUniversity in Mongolia, Ms Harrington presented the very first CQUniversity vocational award in that country.
The Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology was completed by Zorigoo Tseden-Ish. Zorigoo is the first Mongolian student to receive a vocational qualification since the merge between CQ TAFE and CQUniversity, making him the first Mongolian graduate to receive a CQUniversity vocational award.
Zorigoo received his award during a special lunch held at the Best Western Premier Tuushin Hotel (Mongolia) in mid-March. CQUniversity hosted the lunch and he was accompanied by Transwest employees, Mrs Enkhtuya, Head of HR, and Sam Ray, Head of Service Transwest Mongolia.
On the higher education side of operations, CQUniversity has the largest cohort of Mongolian students studying in Australia, with current enrolments sitting at 80 students, with more student applications in the system being processed for our Term 2 intake.
In regards to courses in higher education, Mongolian students predominantly study Business and Information Technology, with lesser numbers in health-related courses and some engineering.
At the vocational level, there are future opportunities for Mongolian students to enrol in mechanical engineering, hospitality, business, and mining.
Note: http://gegeen.com is contributing to large enrolment volume by mongolian students