TAFE Western’s ongoing partnership with Wuxi International Child Care in China continues to flourish after the two organisations discussed the possibility of further training and education opportunities during a special meeting this week.
“Four Wuxi International Child Care representatives travelled to Orange to explore different areas we can work together in the future which is really exciting,” TAFE Western International Projects Officer Amber Mastrangeli said.
“TAFE Western already has a great relationship with Wuxi – last year we sent a small group of students to their centre for two weeks to learn important childcare skills as part of the Outbound Mobility Program, and a further 10 students will undertake the same program in November this year.
“This Outbound Mobility Program has been such a big success - it has laid the platform for more exciting opportunities in the future.
“We discussed a Joint Strategic Vision and explored areas of possible cooperation and while it’s only in the early stages, we are very excited about the possibilities this partnership will bring to both TAFE Western students and staff.”
While in Orange, Wuxi International Child Care Director Alex Jiang and his wife Polly, Assistant Director Summer Xu and Project Manager Danny Zhu toured TAFE’s Orange facilities.
The undoubted highlight for the Wuxi representatives was an up close and personal experience with a kangaroo joey being cared for by a WIRES volunteer.