SIT Export Southland Corporate Recognition Winners 2014
The Southern Institute of Technology’s strong market position in the international tertiary education sector was recognised last Friday night at the Export Southland Awards Dinner.
SIT won the title prize of Export Southland Corporate Recognition Winner 2014 – for excellence and outstanding contribution to the export sector in Southland. SIT currently has 870 International students from over 33 different countries with China being the major market closely followed by India, with growing markets in Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Germany .
In 2013 the total economic impact of SIT International students on Southland was $19.9 million, with a GDP contribution of $10 million and an employment contribution of 126 FTE.
SIT CE Penny Simmonds comments “I am delighted with the recognition of international students as a significant export earner for southland”.