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International Students The Big Winners In New Education Deal For Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland is to become a major destination in the education of international students through

the Business and English Language sectors. This follows a new and exciting joint education program announced today between two leading New Zealand private education organisations.

Hawthorn English Language Centre (Hawthorn-Auckland), owned by Melbourne University Private (NZ) Ltd., and Lion Nathan School of Business, owned by Lion Nathan Education Charitable Trust, have agreed to work together to provide quality international education programmes and workplace opportunities for international students.

Today they signed a Memorandum of Understanding to take the two organisations forward into the global community through utilising their joint resources, networks, capabilities and skills to provide training of the highest quality to the international student community.

Loren Miller, CEO of Hawthorn English Language Centres and Mo Cooper, Managing Director of Lion Nathan School of Business, signed the agreement in a short ceremony held at Hawthorn- Auckland today. "This development is very exciting as it represents a seamless service for international students to combine English language learning with very tangible business studies - exactly the sort of service international students are looking for, “says Loren Miller.

Hawthorn-Auckland offers a range of quality English language programmes to students and migrants from all over the world. Hawthorn is a member of the Hawthorn English Language Centres Network, owned by the University of Melbourne, with campuses in Auckland (345 Queen St), Edinburgh, Melbourne, Muscat, Singapore and Vancouver. Dot Bach, Centre Manager at Hawthorn-Auckland, says that ‘this is a successful example of two private international education providers sharing a strategic vision to deliver ‘The New World Class’ quality education programmes for students and migrants.’

The School of Business is associated with Lion Nathan Ltd – publicly listed on the NZSE and ASX. It offers international students National Diplomas in Business and Hospitality Management. With its close ties to industry, the School can offer students the opportunity to study for a recognised degree as well as gain valuable skills in the workplace through paid part time work placement, which the school is able to offer due to its wide network of business relationships. The School is also a leader in industry trainingand works closely with the Government to provide TEC-funded training programmes to youth and adults seeking skills to enhance their employment prospects.

Says Mr Cooper of Lion Nathan School of Business ‘It is an exciting time for us at LNSB. We have a great team of tutors with industry experience, a dynamic group of students and are about to move into new and larger premises in Melrose St to provide our growing number of students with a wide range of facilities. This relationship with Hawthorn can only enhance our ability to make a difference in our global community.’

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