ACT Government seeking local advocate to promote Canberra for study

Canfan 11 June 2014

Applications have now opened for a StudyCanberra scholarship that seeks to find one of Canberra’s best
advocates to promote Canberra as a world-class destination for education and business, Chief Minister Katy
Gallagher announced today.

The ACT Government has partnered with local corporate and government training and education provider
Yellow Edge to establish the scholarship which is open to ACT residents working in the private and not-for-profit sectors.

“The ACT Government is working hard to promote Canberra as an education destination, particularly for tertiary education and StudyCanberra is a key project which will help us fulfil this goal,” the Chief Minister said.

“StudyCanberra aims to promote Canberra as a destination of choice for domestic and international students
and this scholarship will provide passionate Canberrans with the opportunity to develop their own leadership skills whilst sharing the StudyCanberra message with potential students and businesses overseas.

“Some of the best advocates for the experience that Canberra provides to international students are
international students themselves.

“The successful applicant will not only promote Canberra’s education opportunities, but will highlight
employment, lifestyle and investment opportunities as well. The scholarship is a great opportunity for local business leaders who have an interest in the Chinese business, social and economic context,” the Chief Minister concluded.

The scholarship was first announced by the Chief Minister during her visit to Shanghai in April as part of
Australia Week in China.

The scholarship is worth $19,800 and offers one place on the Global Leadership Practices Program (GLPP) at the prestigious China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (CELAP). CELAP is China’s premier national leadership development institution.

The Global Leadership Practices Program is an innovative program for public and private sector executives and provides participants with an insight in to China’s economy, state owned enterprises, public policy, social policy, infrastructure, agriculture, industry and innovation. For more information about the scholarship visit Applications close 30 June, 2014.

(Media Release Katy Gallagher)

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