The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) has been announced as the winner of the International Education and Training Export Award at the 59th 2021 Australian Export & Investment Awards held on the 25th of November 2021.
The Australian Export & Investment Awards recognizes and honours both Australian exporters who have achieved sustainable growth through innovation and commitment, as well as the international companies or joint ventures that have made an enduring contribution to the Australian economy.
David Koch (or "Kochie" as many may fondly know him by) virtually presented the award to Edwina Ross and the EIT team at the celebrations held on the 25th of November 2021.
Dean of Engineering at the Engineering Institute of Technology, Dr. Steve Mackay says the award is a testament to what EIT seeks to achieve.
"This is brilliant recognition of the incredible dedication of all our staff. It also confirms that we are achieving something rather wonderful: using our supportive and interactive online platform of learning, to reach our students globally, with high-quality engineering qualifications which improve their careers, industries and the communities in which they live."
Despite the disruptions caused by COVID-19, EIT has expanded its course offerings, reached more students globally and redeployed staff. “We decided to think creatively, work harder and forge ahead,” he says.
“We remain agile, driven and passionate,” continues Dr. Mackay. “This enables us to embrace new opportunities and look to the future.”
EIT Deputy Dean, Indumathi V, reflected on the achievement and what it means for EIT's dedicated staff members.
“Everyone at EIT is thrilled to have won this award! Winning the award gives us official recognition of the hard work and dedication of the passionate EIT staff all over the world, particularly in the past year. It gives us great visibility in further promoting our high quality engineering programs as we grow from strength to strength!”
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan has praised all the businesses involved in the Australian Export Awards for their contribution to supporting jobs, the economy and local communities.
“All 89 finalists should be proud of their businesses; together they have contributed more than $6.2 billion in export earnings to the Australian economy and employ more than 17,700 people.
“Our Government is supporting Australian entrepreneurs and businesspeople to engage with international trade and be innovative and adaptable to succeed.”
Awards are coordinated by Invest and Trade Western Australia, part of the WA Government’s Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation, in partnership with the Export Council of Australia.
A special thank you to the award sponsor, ANZ.
Full information on winners and finalists can be found at: www.exportawards.gov.au
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