First Secretary (Education), Australian High Commission visits Centurion University, BhubaneshwarFri 29th May 2015
Mr Sakker Kelly meets with staff at Centurion University, along with the team from SEDA, an Australian partner of Centurion’s for sports education.
First Secretary (Education), Australian High Commission visits Centurion University, Bhubaneshwar
Mr Ben Sakker Kelly, First Secretary (Education) at the Australian High Commission visited Centurion University, Bhubaneshwar on 6 May 2015.
During his visit, Mr Sakker Kelly was shown the innovative skills training programmes offered by Centurion which offer national recognised qualifications and employment pathways to local students. He even tasted an expertly-made coffee by students at the Café Coffee Day mock shopfront, who were training for their barista qualification before moving on to jobs with the chain.
He met with representatives from SEDA Australia, who are working with Centurion to deliver training packages for Snap Fitness personal trainers as well as one of India’s first MBA’s in Sports Administration. SEDA and Deakin University are both engaged in fruitful partnerships with Centurion, as part of a long history of collaboration with Australia. He also inspected the new basketball and tennis courts, which were constructed through the support of the Australian High Commission’s Direct Aid Program.
Mr Sakker Kelly discussed further collaboration between Centurion and Australian institutions, including participation in the New Colombo Plan and Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships.