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Ironwood extends collaboration to India and Bhutan

South Australian Agribusiness training provider to extend collaboration to India and Bhutan

Ironwood Institute is delighted to share that five Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) were signed by Ironwood with the following educational institutions in India and Bhutan during the Ministerial led Business Mission to India in Nov 2017.

  • International Horticulture Innovation & Training Centre, Government of Rajasthan, India
  • Thanthai Roever Institute of Agriculture and Rural Development, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Vivekananda Educational Institutions for women, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Uday Skills and Livelihood, Gurgaon, India
  • College of Natural Resources, Bhutan

The MoU’s core intent is to two-fold

a). To extend collaboration in training, education and research in the agribusiness sector
b). To offer streamlined pathways to tertiary education in Australia

Mr Navtej Bal CEO of Ironwood Institute said it would not have been possible without the team support of Hon. Martin Hamilton Smith, Minister for Investment and Trade, Hon Zoe Bettison, Minister for Multicultural affairs, Mr Raju Narayanan, Director, India Engagement, Department of State Development all from the Government of South Australia and Mr Mark Cody, Executive Director Primary Industries Skills Council of South Australia.

Mr Bal also acknowledged the key role played by Dr.Kalyan Dhanagopalan to facilitate the collaborations in South India.

India is South Australia’s sixth largest export partner. The Government’s vision is to enhance and deepen economic engagement with India and build a long-term mutual partnership encompassing investment, trade and business, education, sport, culture, the arts and sciences including an exchange of people, skills and ideas.

All parties welcomed the collaborations as it will offer Indian and Bhutanese graduates an opportunity to study in Adelaide, Australia’s premier learning city.

The collaboration will develop long term co-operation in the development of skills and knowledge in the field of agribusiness and management.

Ironwood have extended an invitation to their new partners to visit South Australia in 2018 to experience South Australia’s premium food and wine and to further strengthen the educational ties between organisations.




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