Weltec signs Chinese student agreement


In April Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) chief executive Linda Sissons signed a new agreement with Guangxi Polytechnic of Construction (GPC) in Beijing, China which will see the number of Chinese students studying engineering or construction at WelTec increase significantly from the middle of this year.

“This agreement forms the basis of a model developed with GPC which will enable Chinese students to study for two years at GPC then spend one year in Wellington studying at WelTec to complete either a New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil) or Diploma in Creative Technologies,” says Dr Sissons.

Dr Sissons’ visit to Beijing coincided with the Prime Minister’s visit to China. Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce also accompanied the Prime Minister to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations with China and the 5th anniversary of the China New Zealand Free Trade Agreement.