Making new contacts in international markets
The Training Gateway helps UK training provider establish new links in South East Asia resulting in business wins.
John Bunter, an Education Consultant acting for the Vishwaniketan Institute, an Engineering and Architecture College in Mumbai, approached The Training Gateway in autumn 2017. The College was looking to establish an educational partnership with a UK University to run a Joint undergraduate programme in Design commencing in 2018.
John was aware of the services provided by The Training Gateway during his tenure with The British High Commission, where he used The Training Gateway to
After an initial discussion regarding the programme requirements, the project brief was promoted on The Training Gateway online portal and sent out via an e-newsletter to its 1,700 members. The tender attracted a number of bids from interested universities which John reviewed and discussed directly with members before selecting Teesside University as their preferred partner to deliver this programme.
Commenting about how using The Training Gateway benefitted his organisation John said,
“Using this service, I was able to simultaneously get in touch with several potential partners. I have contacts in the UK, but instead of individually contacting universities, I could get in contact with potential partners with minimal effort, which also saved my time. The benefit is that we now have a UK partner, and will start delivery of courses in the next academic year”.
Dr. Kevin Thomas, Associate Dean International in the School of Science, Engineering, and Design at Teesside University commented:
“The Training Gateway identified the potential franchise opportunity with Vishwaniketan which we may not otherwise have been aware of. We completed the tender form with the required information and were selected and are now working in partnership to develop the franchise courses in product design, graphic design, and computer games design for commencement summer 2019.”