ICAE has won the Small Business Award at the NT Chief Minister's Export and Industry Awards in Darwin on 21st September.
ICAE CEO Mr Sean Mahoney was in attendance to accept this Award.
This Award recognises the outstanding work that ICAE performs in providing education to International students in Darwin.
Mr Mahoney said "all of our team at ICAE have contributed to us winning this Award including our teaching faculty, our administrative staff and, of course, our management team. We are also very pleased to receive recognition for the partnerships we have with hotels, cafes, restaurants to place students into paid work whilst they gain their qualifications. ICAE students have a good reputation with local employers and enhance their careers by choosing to study with us".
ICAE will now be a finalist in the National Export Awards to be held in Canberra in December.
ICAE has partnered up with 3 separate Universities in Vietnam to enhance education opportunities for Vietnamese Hospitality students in Darwin, Australia.
ICAE Chief Executive, Mr Sean Mahoney was in Vietnam to sign these agreements and to meet prospective students.
Agreements have been signed with HUTECH University in Ho Chi Minh city, Hai Phong University in Hai Phong, and Nha Trang University in Nha Trang.
Mr Mahoney said "these agreements are part of a long term strategic alliance with Vietnam and in particular educationally well respected Universities. We have had extensive meetings, and all parties agree that a formal and structured approach to building education pathways from Vietnam to Australia will produce almost immediate opportunities for Vietnamese students. Students will be able to get excellent advice in their own Institution in Vietnam to assist them to take advantage of obtaining a student visa to come to Australia. This will change their lives by providing good quality education in Australia, and also to get well paid part time work as part of the course."
ICAE has identified a strong demand from Vietnamese students wanting to come to Darwin to study Hospitality.