AustCham Secures Funding for SME Initiative
Tangible Results from the ‘Australia in the Asian Century’ Policy
The Australian Chamber of Commerce in Korea (AustCham) has successfully applied for grant funding under the Asian Century Business Engagement Plan (ACBE) to fund an intern programme for small and medium-sized businesses (SME).
The activity will receive funding from Austrade as part of the ACBE plan.
Under the funding grant up to AU$75,000 will be available to fund the employment of a number of interns at SME companies.
The ACBE programme is designed to facilitate and encourage deeper and stronger business links between Australia and Korea.
Under the AustCham programme, interns will learn about Korean business and make valuable contacts in the business community and, in turn, foster a deeper relationship between the two countries.
AustCham’s success in the ACBE plan follows-on from the Chamber’s strong, member-driven submission to theAustralia in the Asian Century White Paper consultation process chaired by Ken Henry. In the subsequent policy framework, it is significant that Korea was included in Australia’s Top 5 key strategic relationships in Asia.
Graham Dodds, AustCham Korea Chair, said, “We are delighted to have been selected by Austrade and the Australian Government to implement the Australia-Korea SME Internship programme and we are expecting a high level of interest from AustCham members. We look forward to working closely with Austrade in implementing this pioneering internship programme”.
Further details of the SME Internship application process will be made available for members in due course.
If you would like to register your interest in the SME Internship Programme, please contact Jieseon Kim, Executive Director (firstname.lastname@example.org).