Impact English College has won two awards at the 2015 Victorian International Education Awards, which took place in December 2015.
In 2013 and 2014, the English language college in Melbourne had won the award for Excellence in English Language Training. This year, Impact scooped the Premier's Award for International Education Provider of the Year, presented by the Governor of Victoria, The Honourable Linda Dessau AM.
The award highlights outstanding achievement and excellence in Victorian international education. The college was recognised for its commitment to students and its innovative approach to student employability and experience, both academically and socially.
A second award for Excellence in International Student Experience was presented to Impact by the Victorian Minister for Training and Skills, the Honorary Steve Herbert.
Impact was praised for the activities it provides to broaden the experience of its international students, including its workplace integration programmes and explorer club.
At the end of the ceremony, two Impact English College students were selected as finalists in the International English Language Training Student of the Year category.
"It is very satisfying to see our students taking part in community activities, charity events, and involving themselves in the wider Melbourne community,” said Impact director Chris Burgess. "That makes for a truly international education. We also acknowledge the education that our students give to each and every one of us, as staff and teachers interact with students from a range of countries, and cultural, educational, and industry backgrounds and experience. So, a huge thank you to our students for the inspiration that they give to us."
Impact Directors and staff pictured here with here with The Honourable Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria