Both men recently visited a number of countries, taking with them the passion for education and engineering that marks the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT). They have travelled to share the opportunities EIT offers students who want to further their engineering studies, or who dream of becoming engineers - online or on campus in Perth, Western Australia.
Rolf and David will have packed many facts about EIT’s learning platform and approach into their deliveries. For instance, that EIT’s teachers are engineering experts from all over the world. And that they reach students in real time – whether they are on campus or online. They would also have spoken of EIT’s course content – that it is driven by the needs of industry and designed (and indeed re-designed) to be relevant, practical and useful.
Rolf Baum, EIT’s International Recruitment Manager in the South Asia region, recently visited India and Pakistan to gauge the hunger for knowledge in the next generation of learners in those countries. He focused on EIT’s innovative course delivery and on the personalised support that students receive. He said:
“EIT is the only Australian Government approved Independent Higher Education Provider delivering courses in this discipline. We at EIT have a lot to offer international students through our extended experience and specialization in this industry.”
David Gadjus, our International Education Manager for the regions of Africa and South America, has also been globetrotting, having recently visited Lagos in Nigeria - the fastest growing, and most populated city in Africa.
There he visited the Engineering Faculty of the University of Lagos - meeting with their Dean of Engineering who is also the president of the African Engineering Education Association. Students were full of questions about EIT, but with the option of studying on campus, they were also eager to learn about student visas and the cost of living in Australia.
Moving on to Abuja Port Harcourt, David spoke to those already working in the industry, but considering opportunities to up-skill or gain professional development. He outlined the benefits EIT could bring to their workplaces. Then in Accra in Ghana, EIT held a recruitment seminar, where David presented to students who understand the value of education and who have a love for engineering and technology.
Then David went transcontinental. He traveled to Istanbul in Turkey. He said:
“An interesting fact, in the first day of meetings, I had one meeting in Europe, and one meeting in Asia!”
Istanbul is the only city in the world that is spread between two continents. He gained useful insights into Turkish educational markets. Together with Austrade and a number of Australian diplomats, EIT presented to students attending some of the best schools in Turkey. David also participated in the IDP Showcase event. IDP is the largest educational agency in the world.
Rolf Baum, on his side of the world, concluded:
“It was wonderful to be on the ground working closely with our quality partners. It was also good to chat to potential students; on the benefits of studying in a wonderful country like Australia and in a discipline that is critical – globally - today and in the future...and sharing how they could be a part of shaping that future.”
Baum went on to talk specifically about Perth, on the west coast of Australia:
“Having worked on the east coast for much of my career I have come to realise that Perth is a hidden gem, one which I wish I had discovered earlier. It provides the perfect setting for international students and offers a large range of benefits that our agent partners are now able to present to prospective students.”