Auckland, July 12, 2019
Education New Zealand (ENZ) has launched a new Agent Training Portal.
Called, ‘AgentLab,’ the Portal provides training, tools and resources for agents to help them promote New Zealand as an international study destination.
Education New Zealand Chief Executive Grant McPherson said that education agents play an important role in New Zealand’s international education sector.
“Currently, more than half of all international students who study in New Zealand engage with an education agent for advice and information before their arrival,” he said.
Interactive and Gamified
The Portal is gamified and interactive.
Agents can control the order in which they complete courses and dip in and out of the assessments as they wish.
It contains short modules which take approximately seven to 10 minutes to complete.
Mr McPherson said that ‘AgentLab’ has been designed with agent needs in mind, to help them regardless of their current level of understanding of the unique benefits of studying in New Zealand.
“This Portal offers additional functionality. In addition to interactive courses, ‘AgentLab’ will have live webinars, a document library and the latest education news from New Zealand. It is accessible on computers, smartphones and tablets,” he said.
Over time, ENZ will add more courses and resources to the platform.
Mr McPherson said that education providers, regional bodies and peak body groups will have the opportunity to contribute courses and content, ensuring it becomes a valuable ongoing resource for education agents.