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International Focus International students make a significant positive impact on the economy. They enrich our city making it more vibrant and giving it a global atmosphere. These students bring many perspectives into the classroom which enhances the learning environment. They also make connections with New Zealand students that can lead to business opportunities later on.

Several international visitors were hosted by WelTec during the year. Guangxi Polytechnic of Construction WelTec provided training opportunities for design and engineering tutors and students in 2015. The President and senior academics from Suqian College, Jiangsu. A delegation from the Hong Kong Qualifications Agency, with representatives from the Education Bureau (equivalent to New Zealand’s Ministry of Education) and the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications. The Chief Executive and staff from the Tongan National Qualifications and Accreditation Board. The Indian Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy visited the Wellington Regional School of Construction and the Wellington School of Engineering with a twenty-strong delegation accompanied by the Indian High Commissioner, Mr Ravi Thapar.

Right: Guangxi Polytechnic of Construction tutors with Brian Ciao and Graham Carson from WelTec.

Right: Indian Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship delegation visits Wellington Regional School of Construction.


WelTec was represented in China at the New Zealand Vocational Education Cooperation Symposium in October 2015. Staff addressed the symposium on the role of industry partnerships within the ITP model referencing Creative Industries, Engineering and Hospitality to illustrate WelTec’s collaboration with industry to address employer needs and to add value to the regional and national economy. WelTec international students took part in the internationally-benchmarked International Student Barometer (ISB) 2015, the largest study of international student satisfaction in the world. WelTec performed above the average for the ten participating New Zealand ITPs in 65 of the 77 categories and above the average for the 91 global universities/institutes in 62 of the 77 categories.

2015 WelTec Annual Report  

2015 WelTec Annual Report

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