The Australian Government funded TVET Centre is taking to the airwaves with a TVET Program radio show on Friday afternoons at 4.30pm with a repeat show at 7.45am on Sunday mornings available on FM100 across Vanuatu and FM98 in Port Vila.
The Malampa TVET Centre Manager , Marian Loughman, said the radio show was a great way to connect with people living in rural areas of Vanuatu. “People who have trouble reading or do not have access to the internet will now be able to hear about what the TVET Centres are doing to improve the economic circumstances of people living in Sanma and Malampa provinces”.
The weekly radio show will be in Bislama and will focus on explaining the TVET Sector Strengthening Program, what services the TVET Centres provide and how people in Sanma and Malampa can access these services.
Mrs Loughman said, “there is some confusion about what the TVET Centre actually does. Some people think that we are a mircofinance organisation and others think we are a training provider, which is not the case. Through funding by the Australian Government the TVET Centre aims to support a training and business development system which is responsive to productive sector and community needs and leads to economic development. The TVET Centre funds registered training providers and local business development experts to meet these needs based on clearly justified requests.”
Each week staff from the Malampa and Sanma TVET Centres will talk about the various services the Centre provides and feature interviews with TVET Centre clients about how their life has improved.
The TVET Centres are a ‘one, stop shop’ providing a range of skill development services including: a) accredited, nationally-recognised trainings; b) business development coaching services; c) training provider support services; d) employment services; e) IT services.