CIIS Events and Activities
CIIS Student Wins Award at WA Oceanafest 2013
College of Innovation and Industry Skills (CIIS) Certificate IV in Hospitality student, Rabia Khashif, won silver and bronze medals at the recent Perth Oceanafest held at the Perth Convention Centre. This prestigious competition is staged annually by The Australian Culinary Federation of Western Australia (ACFWA) and is now recognised by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) as a continental event, subject to WACS competition rules & guidelines. Participating in this major industry event saw Rabia, an international student from Pakistan, competing against chefs from around the country in a series of structured cooking activities. She was ably supported in this endeavour by CIIS chef trainers, Beat Tobler and Gordon Landy, who contributed their expertise in training Rabia for competition.
Rabia's achievements - and those of her chef-trainers - were acknowledged and celebrated today at a presentation held at the CIIS college campus in Gosnells where she was presented with a $500.00 scholarship towards her future Diploma of Hospitality studies. The scholarship, which was sponsored by CIIS, was presented by Mr Larry Davies,WA Executive Officer and ACPET Board Member. In an address to staff members, students and industry representatives, Mr Davies warmly praised Rabia's success in the competition and affirmed the importance of the private VET sector in training international students to the highest professional standards. This sentiment was echoed by college CEO, Mr Parampreet Singh, who emphasised that CIIS is committed to excellence in training. The calibre of staff, students and programs at CIIS has been recognised in a number of industry awards, including Finalist in the WA International Training Provider of the Year (2010 and 2012). Individual CIIS students have also been highly successful: the Landscape Industry Association WA award for Best Student in Construction in 2011 went to a CIIS student, and a CIIS student progressed to the finals in the ACPET 2012 Student of the Year Award for Excellence.
Finalist as ACPET - Student of the Year (National)
|Finalist as an International Training Provider of the Year 2012|
College of Innovation and Industry Skills (CIIS) has been selected as one of the three Finalists in the prestigious WA Training Awards in the category of "International Training Provider of the Year 2012". Each year the government of Western Australia through the Department of Education Services awards its state-based organizations. The awards recognize and reward outstanding achievements of apprentices, trainees and vocational students, and the contribution to training made by trainers, training organizations and employers. One of the awards given annually is “International Training Provider of the Year”. For the second time since 2010, College of Innovation and Industry Skills has progressed as a Finalist for this award.
|Signing MoU with JIS Foundation|
On 10th July 2012 during Australia - India Skills Conference, Memorandum of Understanding was signed between College of Innovation and Industry Skills (CIIS) and JIS Foundation in order to design sustainable framework for an effective relationship and work collaboratively to leverage India’s National Skill Development (NSD) initiatives ....Read More...
|A Royal Delight|
CIIS's very own Chef Gillian HIlls rubbed shoulders with royalty on the 27th of October during CHOGM 2011. Gillian was a part of the culinary team who prepared a special VIP Welcome Dinner for Her Majesty the Queen and His Highness the Duke of Edinburgh as well as many other dignitaries from the Commonwealth Countries ....Read More...
|Punjabi Virsa 2011 concert|
CIIS are extremely proud to be the platinum sponsor for the Punjabi Virsa 2011 concert recently held at the Perth Convention Centre. It was a great opportunity to help bring a piece of home to Perth for some of our students. It was a fun filled event which was enjoyed by one and all. This event presented an excellent opportunity to our students experience the musical ties that binds people of all ages and cultures.
|A Symphony of Delights
Term 4 Hospitality students took part in an invaluable industry excursion to visit Mozarts Patisserie as part of their Prepare Pastries, Cakes and Yeast Goods unit. Mozarts supplies cakes, desserts and pastries to all major 5 star hotels and small restaurants in perth as well as retail shopping outlets , giving interested students an opportunity to see first hand the sheer size of the equipment, methods of preparation, quantities of production and presentation of a wide range of products made fresh daily. Students left with broader knowledge of this delicious industry as well as a huge appetitie for more!
|Partnerships changing VET sector horizons
Strategic Memorandum of Understanding was signed between College of Innovation and Industry Skills (CIIS) and Polytechnic West (PW) on 27th June 2011. This historic MOU was signed by Mr. Kim Wood, Manager International Business & Services.... Read More...
|Student Success: An Inspiration for Australian International Students
Ajit Singh Virk, an international student studying at the private training provider College of Innovation and Industry Skills (CIIS) in Perth, was awarded “Landscape Construction Student of the Year 2011" by... Read More...
|CIIS - Finalist International Training Provider of the Year 2010
College of Innovation and Industry Skills feels proud for being the finalist in the WA International Training Provider of the Year 2010 - sponsored by the Department of Education Services... Read More...
|CIIS v/s WA Police Cricket Match
It was a beautiful day on 3rd April when CIIS Cricket Team played against WA Police team at Aquinas Boys College, Salter Point. Our team was very enthusiastic, especially after India won the Cricket World Cup the day before Read More...
|CIIS Proudly Supporting Australian Red Cross
CIIS successfully held a fund raising event to support Australian Red Cross’s ‘Japan and Pacific Disaster Appeal’ on 3rd April 2011. It coincided with CIIS Team v/s WA Police Cricket match at Aquinas Boys College. All the participants and their families generously contributed for the noble cause. The second part of the fundraising was also held at CIIS Gosnells Campus for students to donate during their first week back to College. CIIS is matching all the donations received with the equal amount for Dollar to Dollar Donation. Thank you everyone for their generous support.
|Sustainability @ CIIS
We hear the words 'sustainable' and 'sustainability' almost every day. But what does it mean exactly? Is it about people and culture, our environment, or jobs and money? Is it about cities or the country? Is it about you and me or is it something for other people to worry about?.. Read More...
|Kelmscott and Mandurah Horticulture Sites
CIIS's Cert III Horticulture (Landscape) students get down and dirty while they get hands on experience learning at our Kelmscott and Mandurah Horticulture Sites.
|A Meeting with the HRD Minister of India held in Perth, Western Australia.
Mr Kapil Sibal is the Union Minister of Human Resources Development, Government of India and is responsible for all matters relating to education, including elementary, secondary, technical, university and higher education in India. Read More...
|CIEET 2010 China
The 15th China International Education Exhibition Tour (CIEET) was held in five major metropolitan cities in China (Beijing, Chongqing, Shanghai, Qindao and Guangzhou). Read More...
|Mr. Bradley Malagas of Westpac (Commercial Banking) visits CIIS
CIIS was fortunate enough to have a member of the Westpac team, Bradley Malagas attend the college to give students a presentation on 'starting a business' and 'buying the right business'. Read More...
|CIIS vs. WA Police Cricket Match
Saturday March 6, 2010
We wanted to send an important message to the Perth overseas student community that the Western Australian police do care for students and are always available for help and support. Read More...
|CIIS opens new state of the art commercial kitchen
Thursday March 4, 2010
CIIS has Western Australia’s newest State of the art training facility. This modern training kitchen and lecturer room has been modeled on other successful operations, providing the learner with the opportunities to develop their skills in a modern training venue. Read More...