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VU AMES for Multicultural Opportunities

Victoria University and AMES will sign a Collaboration Agreement at the University’s City Flinders Campus on Wednesday 29 July 2009.

This Agreement signifies the on-going relationship and shared commitment that VU and AMES have to provide quality opportunities and outcomes for refugees and migrants from diverse multicultural backgrounds.

VU is the largest provider of foundation programs in the Western region working strongly in collaboration with community partners.

AMES is a non-profit organisation that has been assisting refugees and migrants for more than 50 years. As Australia's largest provider of settlement services for newly arrived migrants and refugees, it has helped over half a million people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds develop English communication skills and pathways to further study and successful careers.

VU’s Susan Young, Dean, Victoria University College said: “VU is proud of the partnership with AMES in helping migrants and refugees settle effectively within the Australian community, through the provision of the Job Services Australia, and the Adult Migrant English Program.”

Where: The Foyer, Level 13, Victoria University, 300 Flinders Street, Melbourne

When: Wednesday 29 July

Time: 4.30 - 5.30 pm

Media contact:

Andy Gash, A/Media Manager

Marketing and Communications Department, Victoria University

Ph: (03) 9919 4950; mobile: 0411 255 900

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