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Victoria-India partnership boosts teacher training

Teacher education and training, Teacher performance

MUMBAI: Maharashtra’s Minister for Higher and Technical Education, Rajesh Tope and Victoria’s Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business, Louise Asher discussed new opportunities in Vocational Educational and Training (VET) for teachers in Mumbai recently.

Asher emphasised on education as a key sector for future mutual prosperity and increasing business and cultural ties between India and Victoria. She said, “Victoria already has a strong education partnership with Maharashtra, India’s third largest state and home to Mumbai, one of the nation’s most significant business hubs.”

The Victorian government provided $440,000 to Kangan Institute of TAFE to deliver vocational teacher training programmes in Maharashtra and Karnataka. In Maharashtra, 300 vocational teachers are taking part, working on modern methods of training and assessment to help prepare their students to be work ready.

Following the meeting with Tope and other education leaders, Asher took part in a presentation of certificates to teachers who completed the current vocational teacher training programme. The event was held during Victoria’s largest-ever trade mission to India, with more than 200 Victorian companies travelling on the mission to boost its two-way trade and investment relationship with India.

The Times of India, 07 March 2012

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