18 May 2011
PR students complete collaborative cyber project
Students from Kirkwood Community College, USA, are welcomed by the Business TAFE School.
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Students from Kirkwood Community College, USA, received a warm welcome from RMIT University this month.
The group of students visited the Business TAFE School as part of an international study tour.
Vicki Molloy, Head of the Business TAFE School, greeted the students.
“This is a great opportunity for you to gain international skills and knowledge and I hope you find the experience worthwhile and enjoyable,” Ms Molloy said.
The students undertook various activities as part of the study tour including an AFL game at the MCG, visits to the Victorian Parliament and commercial activity briefings from the US Consulate in Melbourne.
They also spent time with RMIT Public Relations students as part of a transnational work-integrated learning project which was developed for VicRoads by Terry Sheehan, Director of the Professional Skills Program and School Alumni in the School of Business IT and Logistics, and Caryl Hertz, Industry Group Manager, Business TAFE School.
Student teams were established in Australia and the USA earlier this year to work together on developing a communications plan for VicRoads.
The study tour allowed the two student groups to meet and to visit VicRoads and present their project findings.
“The Business TAFE School is delighted to embrace an innovative and global project which allows our students to work with students in the USA and with VicRoads, a local industry partner,” Ms Hertz said.
Mr Sheehan, manager of the tour, said that RMIT’s relationship with Kirkwood had grown over the past 10 years and now provided internships for higher education students as well as exchange opportunities for TAFE students.
The Kirkwood Community College students, many of who are studying marketing management, said they were hoping to broaden their horizons and learn about marketing processes on an international scale.