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RMIT delivers training program for Da Nang City leaders

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 12:14

In collaboration with the Australian Government and Da Nang People’s Committee, RMIT Vietnam is delivering a training program for Da Nang City leaders and officials.

Jake Heinrich, Head of the University’s School of Languages and English, said he was delighted to work with the Australian and the Da Nang governments to deliver this tailored training program.

“The program is designed to enhance the officials’ English language and intercultural communication skills,” Mr Heinrich said.

“In doing so we hope to contribute to a successful APEC year in Vietnam.”

The training program, launched 15 May 2017, has been designed for the diverse English levels and work schedules of the 50 participants.

Nguyen Cong Tien, Deputy Director of Da Nang Department of Foreign Affairs said: "Education is considered the most active cooperative area in the relations between Da Nang and Australia.”

“This training course will not only contribute to the preparation for the 2017 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week and Da Nang’s foreign relations, but also contribute to enhancing and deepening the cooperation between Da Nang in particular, Viet Nam in general, with Australia."

Australian Ambassador, HE Mr Craig Chittick commented: “I am proud that Australia has very good relations with Da Nang, a beautiful and dynamic city.”

“Education is a cornerstone in our bilateral relationship and a major focus of Australian investments in this city.

“The Australian Government is pleased to be able to respond effectively to an emerging, practical need of Da Nang city where key APEC events will take place. We aim to contribute to Vietnam’s success in hosting APEC this year.”

Ronnie Hill (right), Head of Department - New Initiatives, manages the training program for Da Nang City leaders, and Jake Heinrich (left) is Head of RMIT Vietnam's School of Languages & English.

RMIT Vietnam has been providing international standard English language and communication skills training in Vietnam for more than 15 years.

“We’ve drawn on this experience to develop this tailored course,” added Mr Heinrich.

“The course will focus on professional communication and relationship building across cultures. 

“Participants will develop their skills by engaging in communicative activities that replicate real life opportunities for intercultural exchanges that this year will bring.”

Story: Press Office