1.3.P. Poster session: 'TNE and employability'

Date:  Wednesday 7 October
Time: 1:00PM - 2:15PM
Location: PZ

Session Type: Poster session

Chair: Ms Caryn Nery, Manager,Transnational Education, International Portfolio, RMIT University (Australia)

A new model for VET growth in South Asia – skills development for GCC (1129)

This poster will look at the phenomenon of skilled labour migration from India to the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) and the dynamics of local and foreign workforces in filling skilled vacancies across the region. The study suggests that an Indian candidate with Australian competency-based training (with or without formal qualification) will be increasingly sought by GCC employers as the market landscape changes. This presents a potential opportunity for Australian education providers to build a training model connecting the two regions, as GCC employers more readily recognise and value the training undertaken and will pay higher salaries than their Indian counterparts for genuinely skilled workers.

Key interest area (KIA): TNE
Sector(s): VET

Mr Tom Calder, Trade Commissioner, Austrade, India