The Cricket World Cup has come to CPIT.
The Indian New Zealand Business Council (INZBC) hosted its "Business Beyond Barriers" seminar at CPIT on September 4. On display at the seminar was the Cricket World Cup.
The seminar, entitled 'Innovation, Education and Sport' provided an opportunity for all sectors to connect within the context of a stronger partnership between India and New Zealand.
Among the speakers at the event were Trade Commissioner to Mumbai, Kevin McKenna, New Zealand Cricket World Cup media and PR manager, Philip Clark, and Canterbury Development Corporation Workforce Manager, David Shearer. CPIT chief executive Kay Giles also spoke at the meeting.
CPIT International Director Beth Knowles says the meeting was a great success. She says India is CPIT's fastest growing source country for international students and membership with the INZBC helps CPIT to build relationships with employers, many of whom are exporting to India.
"Many of our Indian students arrive with a degree and are keen to gain applied skills to help them find employment both in New Zealand and overseas. Our relationship with INZBC is very important to assist CPIT with placement of students in the industry for cooperative education projects that help them gain valuable skills that assist them to transition to employment," she says.
"The Indian business community in Christchurch are also actively involved in the INZBC and provide a network of support to our students who participate in cultural and social events in the city."
Knowles says it was an added bonus for CPIT to be able to briefly host the World Cup.
"It's exciting to see it and it's a sign of great things ahead for the Christchurch community."