Innovation in training honoured

Innovation in training honoured

05 Nov 2010

La Trobe University has won a national award from the respected Business/Higher Education Round Table (B-HERT).

Award for BendigoThe award, presented at a ceremony on 4 November, was for the 'Best Higher Education & Training Collaboration' specifically for the University's civil engineering partnerships/scholarships program which is run in partnership with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, The Pratt Foundation and other partners.

'I am delighted we have won this award as it underscores the success of the excellent collaboration between La Trobe and its industry partners particularly in regional Victoria,'' said Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Johnson.  

La Trobe University has established a close relationship with local government and water management sectors to help overcome a dire shortage of civil engineers in rural Australia.  

As a result, the Regional Civil Engineering Cadetship Program at La Trobe's Bendigo campus commenced in 2002.

 'This national recognition in Higher Education and Training by B-HERT acknowledges the innovation and quality of this La Trobe program and I congratulate the La Trobe staff involved and in particular I thank our industry partners for their support,' said Professor Johnson.

The B-HERT Awards were established in 1998 to recognise outstanding
achievements in collaboration between business and higher education in
the fields of research & development and education & training. The
objective of the program is to highlight at a national level the benefits of such collaboration and enhance links between industry and universities.

For more information about the B-HERT awards see here.









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