From the workshop to the world market
RMIT is working with one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of prescription frames, Luxottica Australia, to provide optical training to its employees.
The contract makes RMIT and Luxottica the largest trainers in optical dispensing in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Luxottica Group is responsible for the design, manufacture and distribution of prescription frames and sunglasses to more 130 countries and boasts 52,000 employees worldwide.
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RMIT University was established in 1887 to serve the needs of Melbourne’s economy. More than 120 years on, the University’s mission remains the same in spirit – but dramatically different in scope. Today, RMIT is a global university of technology, with an engagement with industry on a scale to match.
From the design of curriculum to applied research, the University works with domestic and international partners to equip students with the state-of-the-art knowledge that enables them to excel in their chosen professions.
Engaging with industry and community is a dialogue. RMIT seeks advice and input from industry leaders, in order to provide value in the many areas of engagement: skill development, work placements, applied research, consultancies and more.
RMIT’s partners include sectoral trend-setters such as Siemens, Pacific Brands, Airbus, Volkswagen, Bioproperties Australia, City of Hume, China Power, Guess, Alcoa, Baulderstone Hornibrook and Boeing.
A central component of this strategy is a commitment to Work Integrated Learning. About half higher education and vocational coursework programs include an assessed element of professional or vocational work in a work context.
This may be real or simulated, at RMIT or in a workplace, but feedback from clients and others from industry and community is always integral to the experience.
As part of its approach, RMIT has identified five broad industry sectors as the focus for advancing strategic partnerships in education and research. They are:
- Aerospace and aviation
- Built environment, construction and infrastructure
- Health and community services
- Media and communications
RMIT holds regular industry forums in each sector, where senior University staff can received detailed feedback from industry executives about trends in skills formation and research priorities.
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