“There is a lot of industry involvement and we have asked industry leaders what they want to see in our courses, so students walk out with an overall view of what’s important. Our students have the edge.”
Pankaj has over 15 years of experience working in the Education sector. Pankaj started his career as an educator in 1984 lecturing at the Footscray College of TAFE in Victoria. From here, he moved to Schlumberger where he worked as a Support Engineer for the South East Asia region for 4 years. Pankaj moved within the company to the position of Sales Executive, where he negotiated sales with some of Australia’s largest manufacturing corporations. Over the next 20 years he worked mainly as a sales executive for multiple corporations co-ordinating the sales and negotiations of High End CAD/CAM software. In 2004 Pankaj made the switch back to the education sector where he has been since.
Pankaj’s career has provided him with a broad suite of skills and experiences. On the technical side of engineering he has experience working as a Production Engineer on Power Transmission Products, Overseen the implementation of Schlumberger software in Australia and 10 years working with CAD/CAM. Through his experiences in sales he has accumulated a large network of industry connections across the Asia Pacific Region.
Pankaj holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from the University of Bradford and a Post Graduate Diploma of Education from Swinburne University.