|NEW ZEALAND'S EDUCATION
Press Release ? BEST Pacific Education
The inaugural visit by US Ambassador, David Huebner to the Best Pacific Institute of Education campus in Manukau is further endorsement of the great work the organisation is doing in tertiary education for Pasifika communities.
Ambassador Huebner met with students from the business school and Youth Academy and the organisation?s staff team. He spoke with several of the employment and career consultants at the campus who have made outstanding strides in placing 70.4% students in to jobs in 2011 at the completion of their studies.
BEST is the number one provider of tertiary education to Pacific people in New Zealand (Tertiary Education Commission) and operates over five campuses around Auckland.
A focus of Ambassador Huebner?s mission in New Zealand is to connect with Pasifika communities. His visit to the Manukau campus was very much aligned with that goal.
?Diplomacy in the 21st century is as much about building connections between people as between governments. One of my priorities is to focus our public diplomacy efforts on links with New Zealand?s Pasifika communities ? and in particular Pasifika youth ? because the youth of today are the problem-solvers, innovators, and leaders of tomorrow.