Global ambitions given boost at Loughborough College event

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Global ambitions were given a boost for a host of organisations welcomed to Loughborough College this week.

Guests including the Director General of the Ministry of Education of Indonesia and the Education Attache from the Indonesian Embassy in London, the Department for Investment and Trade, engineering and advanced manufacturing organisation SEMTA, The Skills Network, M2R and a collection of colleges toured Loughborough College before gathering for an event led by TVET UK, who work with education providers and suppliers to deliver international commercial projects.

Loughborough College has recently returned from China, the latest in a number of funded visits supported by partners such as the British Council and the Association of Colleges, to a range of countries including Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh and Qatar. The international education projects and partnerships which develop as a result enable the sharing of expertise, skills and opportunities which benefit students and staff in Loughborough and around the world.

TVET UK Managing Director Matthew Anderson said: “This week’s event was designed to showcase some of the international opportunities available in developing markets for education organisations and it was a great pleasure to be at a proactive international college like Loughborough.”

Director of Business Development Gemma Knott added: “It was fantastic to bring together like-minded colleges and organisations with an ambition to do business internationally.

“TVET UK connect partners who require skills training across the globe with organisations who can help. Following our latest trip to China it was perfect timing to revisit our aspirations globally, seek partners who can work in our supply chain and hear tips and toolkits for success from key members.

“In a sector where funds are tightening and resources are being cut, more colleges are having to do "more for less" and some are losing the desire to do any overseas business. But as part of our vision, we aspire to international growth to help back our priorities at home – providing a return which will support and resource key services across Loughborough College.”

Pictured: (from Left) Loughborough College Director of Business Development Gemma Knott and Chief Executive John Doherty, Director General Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture Hamid Muhammad, TVET UK Managing Director Matthew Anderson, Education and Culture attaché at the Indonesian Embassy in London Professor Aminudin Aziz, TVET UK Managing Director Alan McArthur

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