International Students Visit our Region

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Local businesses and international students benefit from a tour to showcase our region.

Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland (RDAMR) recently partnered with StudyAdelaide to facilitate its fourth tour across the region for international students currently studying or near completion of courses ranging from VET to university degrees in Adelaide.

The aim of the tour was to showcase the region to potential professional workers and assist regional businesses fill ongoing vacancies. The tour formed part of the current Regional Workforce Connector & Collaboration Program currently being delivered by Regional Development Australia Murraylands & Riverland, through funding from the Department for Industry, Innovation and Science.

In total 33 students representing 16 different countries attended the two-day tour over Tuesday April 8 & Wednesday April 9. The tour started with a networking session in Murray Bridge where students were welcomed by Rural City of Murray Bridge Mayor Wayne Thorley and guests including Migrant Resource Centre, Monarto Zoo, The Bend Motorsport Park, Riverland Mallee Local Health Network, Community Living Australia, RSL Services Australia and representatives from Skilled and Business Migration. Following this, students undertook tours at Murray Bridge Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Unity College, Costa Mushrooms, The Bend Motorsport Park and Bowhill Engineering. The morning was finished off with lunch at Bowhill General Store overlooking the River Murray.

That evening the students attended another networking evening in Berri, where students met guests including representatives from Berri Barmera Council, Renmark Paringa Council, Destination Riverland and RDAMR Board. The students also heard lived experiences of migrating to Australia and relocating to the Riverland from Loxton local business owner Chioma Amaechi of CA Legal & Migration and a former fellow student Renalu, who relocated to the region to work as a nurse after participating in the StudyAdelaide’s 2023 career tour.

The students stayed at Berri Holiday Park that night and Wednesday morning saw the students take tours of local Riverland businesses including Mission Australia, Calvary Aged Care, Berri Hospital, Berri Hotel, Nippy’s Moorook, Renmark Children’s Centre, Primary and High School, Dix Engineering and Costa Agri Exchange at Renmark.

The tour then went onto their final stop, lunch from the Waikerie Bakery and a stop at the Waikerie Riverfront to eat. A keen interest was shown by students for the region, and local businesses were equally interested in the skill sets on offer, ranging from Community Services, Education (Teachers), Engineering, Finance and Accounting, Food Science and Health (Nurses. Psychologists & Social Workers).

Media contacts:
Lorena Lyon – Director Workforce Development | M: 0439 882 058 | E: llyon@rdamr.com.au

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