Summer engagement creates permanent jobs

A pilot internship programme, which placed Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) students into summer jobs at businesses based at Auckland Airport, has led to permanent employment for more than half the participants. MIT Director of External Affairs Stuart Middleton described the programme, a partnership between the institution and Auckland Airport, as a ‘Southern Initiative Success Story,’ fulfilling the aim of…

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Apathy alienates ‘New Indians’ in Singapore

Diaspora has been defined as ‘any population, which originated in a land other than in which it currently resides, and whose social, economic, and political networks cross the border of nation-states.’ The characteristic feature of this definition is the continued, unrelenting movement of people across national boundaries. Singapore is a microcosm of the Indian Diaspora in a globalised City-State with…

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