Minister for WorkforceTraining Selena Uibo will today leave for Indonesia, where she will lead an educationindustry delegation aimed at boosting student numbers from the country by 20per cent before the end of 2020.
The focus of the four day missionis promoting the Territorys strong Vocational Education and Training (VET)sector and putting the NT on the map as a leading provider of quality educationwith one of our closest neighbours.
The 14 person delegation willattend the inaugural Indonesia Vocational Education and Training Summit inJakarta, along with an education agent briefing and two Alumni and Friends ofthe Territory events.
The delegation includesrepresentatives from private training providers, Charles Darwin University, theDepartment of Education and the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation.
The overseas industrydelegation is a key part of the Territory Labor Governments seven year InternationalEducation and Training Strategy, released in April.
It aims to grow the Territoryspopulation of overseas students from the current 2500 to 10,000 by 2025 andincrease the markets contribution to the local economy to more than $300 million.
Quotesattributable to Minister for Workforce Training, Selena Uibo.
International education is apriority growth sector for the Territory Labor Government. Bringing moreinternational students will diversify the economy and create jobs forTerritorians.
International studentscontributed $91 million to our economy last year and our government has astrategy in place to quadruple that contribution by 2025.
As the Capital of NorthernAustralia, we are in an excellent position to grow this market, particularlywith our closest neighbours.
This mission will enable usto promote the Northern Territorys capability to provide high qualityvocational education and training to international students, whilestrengthening collaborative ties with Indonesia that go back at least 300 years.
I look forward to showcasingthe excellent education and training opportunities we can offer Indonesian students.
Travel costs for Ms Uibo and one staff member: