The Australian Technical and Management College (ATMC) has announced a work integrated learning collaboration with innovative consulting company, Marching Elephants, this week.
Marching Elephants, who specialise in innovative thinking to assist sustainability and communities, will offer ATMC Federation University (FedUni) students internships and practical projects in the fields of finance, technology, marketing and consulting.
The new partnership is a significant achievement for the college’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) department, which is dedicated to building industry-driven programs to help international students gain employment in Australia.
WIL Executive Director Asheley Jones said the new partnership will greatly enhance the colleges WIL work experience programs.
“The Marching Elephants partnership will provide further opportunities for our students to become involved in practical, sustainable and innovative projects.”
“In addition to gaining the industry skills and knowledge needed for a prosperous career in their field, our students will now have the chance to make a real impact in the local community,” she said.
WIL Internship Coordinator Michael Waldegrave, who set up the partnership, said the venture will be the biggest and most beneficial for ATMC to date.
“Marching Elephants will be taking up to 100 FedUni students who will be doing practical projects,” he said.
“Their aim is to build an on-going sustainable model with us.”
Michael said students will also have the exclusive opportunity to liaise directly with Marching Elephants CEO Andrew Roberts and get first-hand assistance from dedicated project managers.
“Andrew has a long history of working with major international companies such as KPMG, so he has a wealth of industry knowledge that he is happy to share with our students.”
In addition, Marching Elephants will run a series of workshops on branding and social responsibility that will be open for all ATMC students, as well as an industry-focused networking event for students to meet industry leaders.
“The networking event will help to expand our network of businesses for future ventures and will give us better exposure as an organisation in the corporate Melbourne environment,” said Michael.
FedUni Students will commence Marching Elephants projects at the end of March.