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Broken Hill Industry Placement Program a Success

01 Aug 2012

The NSW Commissioner for Small Business, Ms Yasmin King, and the Vice-Chancellor of The University of Sydney, Dr Michael Spence, have thanked local businesses and agencies for their investment in the just completed Broken Hill Industry Placement Program.

The Broken Hill Industry Placement Program saw University of Sydney Business School academics and students working in collaboration with local businesses and agencies in business planning, training and education.

Six University of Sydney Business students and their supervisor worked for six weeks on six Broken Hill business projects.

"The program aimed to support local businesses and agencies with broad business needs and visions by working in collaboration with the students who brought with them complementary knowledge, skills and enthusiasm," said Professor Philip Seltsikas, Associate Dean of the University of Sydney Business School. "The experience also aimed to promote rural and remote life and business opportunities and exposure to innovative business practices to students from metropolitan and international backgrounds."

"The Program gave our students unique opportunities to engage directly with industry and integrate skills and knowledge learned at University into real business contexts," Professor Seltsikas said

The partnership with businesses in Broken Hill, which was supported by the University Department of Rural Health, also introduced students to complex business issues and challenges.