Holmesglen Students Visit China On Study Tour
A collection of Holmesglen students have completed a successful overseas study tour this September.
Seven students from respective banking, accounting and bookkeeping courses were hosted by Zhejian Business Technology Institute, as part of Holmesglen's visit to China. The study tour was designed to increase students' first-hand study experiences within Asia and to increase their Asian language competency.
During the trip, Holmesglen students attended classes at Zhejian Business Technology Institute, spent a day with local Chinese families and immersed themselves in the food and shopping culture of the region.
"It was a very impressive style of teaching, and easy to see why the success rate for ZBTI students to get a job after they complete their studies is 97%. The dedication that is put in by students is also a great reason why they achieve the results in their studies," Cameron Smith observed of his visit.
The trip continues Holmesglen's commitment to overseas partnerships, which has been ongoing for 20 years. A key outcome of the study tour was to also create business students who are Asia-literate.
"The teachers we encountered welcomed us into their classes and were generous with their time. We were given tours of the robotics electrical engineering television production department, sat in on an Australian Taxation class and participated in classes on Chinese history," Jane Kappner said.
Study tour participants: Uthaya Kumara (teacher), Maria Scimia, Sopheakthunni Ban, Elena Kostantinou, Cameron Smith, Vaishali Desai, Sharon Jamieson, and Jane Kappner.
Funding for the study tour was provided by the Commonwealth Government Department of Education & Training through the Endeavour Mobility Grants Program.