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New private school in Orchard aims for job-ready graduates

Published on Jul 8, 2014 9:21 AM
 
Orchard Gateway shopping mall. Private school M2 Academy, which opens a campus today in Orchard Gateway to offer University of South Australia degree courses, is also going big on nurturing job-ready graduates. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

Industry-relevant skills, career counselling, structured internships and mentorships are hot topics of discussion these days in publicly-funded universities.

Private school M2 Academy, which opens a campus today in Orchard Gateway to offer University of South Australia degree courses, is also going big on nurturing job-ready graduates.

Students will receive career counselling and be encouraged to set goals during their two or three years at the school. Its career counselling team will draw up a plan to help them meet the goals. Students will also be offered a career-readiness course on work skills such as effective communication and personal branding.

Mr Mark Coggins, founder and chief executive officer of M2 Academy, said: "We believe that education is one of the most important investment decisions that students will ever have to make.

 
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