Thursday, 02 August 2012
Challenger Institute of Technology recently hosted a group of international guests from Mongolia.
The study tour comprised 34 Mongolian vocational trainers who completed a two-day vocational skills training program at Challenger Institute’s Australian Centre for Energy and Process Training (ACEPT).
Challenger Institute manager international relations Alex Elibank-Murray said the program focused on developing participants’ skills and experience, in an Australian context.
“The visit also provided an opportunity for Challenger Institute to demonstrate its abilities in delivering a variety of technical programs and a platform to discuss future partnership opportunities,” Ms Elibank-Murray said.
The tour was endorsed by the WA Department of Training and Workforce Development and coordinated by the ETAS Group on behalf of Oyu Tolgoi Gold and Copper mine in the south of Mongolia. The mine is a joint venture between Ivanhoe Mines, Rio Tinto and the Mongolian Government.
Challenger Institute’s relationship with the ETAS Group and Mongolian Technical and Vocational Education and Training continues to develop, with future training programs planned for 2013 and 2014.