Times Education Committee Member Lunch

Times Education Committee Member Lunch

Times Education held its Industry advisory committee inaugural meeting at the Altitude Restaurant, level 36, VIP room in the Shangri – La Hotel Sydney on Wednesday 8th of February.

This was not only an opportunity to liaise with Industry advisors such as SHANGRI-LA Hotel General Manager Craig Hooley, DIDASKO LEARING General Manager Graham Staples along with FUJI XEROX National Strategic Account Manager John Franco and ARNOLD STEVENS FINLAY Compliance Auditor Sharma Balram.

This also allowed us to introduce two new members within the Company. We welcomed Melinda Larkin previously of Service Skills Australia who joins us as CEO of both Warwick Institute Australia and Business Institute of Australia, joining Melinda Larkin as General Manager is Julie Bu and shareholder of Times Education Capitol Holdings.

The meeting was chaired by Times Education Managing Director Brad Bennett and discussions were opened regarding international student’s work issues and industry’s recognition of using non domestic employees and the concerns seen by industry. The information presented around the table was instrumental in ensuring that all courses provided by Times Education’s group of colleges encompass skillsets relevant to industry and provide the students with the required skills and knowledge to be Job Ready.

On completion of the meeting Times Education Hosted a luncheon to welcome to the team Melinda and Julie, along with our new investors John and Bret Joining the lunch were prominent industry associates from THCI the Honourable William Galvin OAM, Rick Myatt Director of AFTA and Jerome Casteigt General Manger Hospitality, Laurate International universities and the GM of the Shangri-La Craig Hooley. The Lunch was held in the VIP room of the Altitude Restaurant with the most amazing view of Sydney from the 36th floor of the Shangri-La.

Times Education’s Executive Directors Charles Shiao and Kellen Chen were also present during Lunch and were excited to share the growth of Times Education and its expansion interstate. Above all the day was a successful interaction of ideas and opinions shared by industry and an opportunity to showcase the dynamics of Times Educations colleges.

Above: Lunch table with committee members and guests.


From left to right: Julie Bu, Garry Stokes, Brad Bennett, Rick Myatt and Charles Shiao


From left to right: Kellen Chen, Rick Myatt, John Franco and Sharma Balram


From left to right: Jerome Casteigt, Graham-Staples, Bill Galvin and Craig Hooley


Above: GM Craig Hooley with John Franco (back) and Sharma Balram


Above: Melinda Larkin and Investors

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