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Sanma encouraged to increase supply of commercial trees- Daily Post- 25 August 2014

People with disabilities get poultry farm training- Daily Post- 23 August 2014

TVET and Fisheries sign LOA- Daily Post- 12 August 2014

Torba training targets vegetable farmers- Daily Post- 21 July 2014

Confident Port Olry fisherman expecting better catch- Daily Post- 12 July 2014

Torba tourism driven by TVET- Daily Post- 10 July 2014

Fourth TVET Centre for Tafea Province- Daily Post- 5 July 2014

Sewing income option for people with disabilities- Daily Post- 26 June 2014

Malampa women encouraged to engage in business- Daily Post- 10 June 2014

MoU signed for ‘TVET for Tourism’ next phase- Daily Post-5 June 2014

MoU to strengthen suspended training providers- Daily Post- 28 May 2014

Inspection to determine Wala’s tourism sustainability- Daily Post- 28 May 2014

TVET kickstarts tourism program in Torba – Daily Post – 22 May 2014

TVET opens connection with Malampa’s disabled people – Daily Post – 19 May 2014

TVET eyes effective approach for disabled people – Daily Post – 15 April 2014

TVET strengthens ties with agriculture sector for 2014 priority skills – Daily Post – 1 April 2014

Sanma Province witnesses Tourism Products launch – Daily Post – 19 March 2014

Small scale aquaculture development – Daily Post – 14 January 2014

Supporting Women’s economic empowerment – Daily Post – 11 December 2013

Reduce poverty, raise prosperity – Daily Post – 10 December 2013

Call Centre supports provincial economy – Daily Post – 6 December 2013

Ambrym’s own tourism website launched – Daily Post – 4 December 2013

Accounting training for ni-vanuatu tourism businesses in Sanma – Daily Post – 2 December 2013

Bungalow and restaurant owners prepare to welcome tourists – Daily Post – 30 November 2013

Master 20 GT training underway in Luganville – Daily Post – 30 November 2013

Fanafo tilapia culture ‘promising’ – Daily Post – 27 November 2013

Preparing Sanma for 2014-2016 cruise ship promotion – Daily Post – 27 November 2013

Fanafo farmer learns building skills through tilapia training – Daily Post – 23 November 2013

TVET Centre enhances tourism clients’ accounting skills – Daily Post – 22 November 2013

Bungalow reopens after relocating twice – Daily Post – 26 October 2013

Ambrym cultural skills revived through TVET – Daily Post – 14 October 2013

Ambrym tour guide leaders receive national accreditation – Daily Post – 10 October 2013

Ambrym now on tourist map – Daily Post – 9 October 2013

Ambrym tourist information board unveiled – Daily Post – 7 October 2013

DOT and VTO into Capacity building through TVET – Daily Post – 13 September 2013

More training funded for Sanma & Luganville – Daily Post – 13 August 2013

15 detainees learn carving skills through TVET training – Daily Post – 3 August 2013

Detainees learn carving skills to improve livelihoods through partnership between Sanma TVET Centre and Luganville Correctional Centre.

Partnership for Malampa TVET trainings hailed a huge success – Daily Post –  24 July 2013

Collaboration between Malampa TVET Centre and Vanuatu Institute of Technology results in retiled Lakatoro Market and certification of local workers.

No decision yet on future of TVET Centre – Daily Post – 9 July 2013

TVET and VIT carry out joint training on Malekula, Santo – Daily Post – 4 July 2013

Locals trained on Virgin Coconut Oil production – Daily Post – 26 June 2013

VCCI completes Business Management Training in Santo for local entrepreneurs – Daily Post – 17 June 2013

Fisheries Dep’t eyes new way for rural aquaculture – Daily Post – 13 June 2013

Fish handling training on Urpiv Island a new era to livelihood – Daily Post – 8 May 2013

TVET strengthens ties with Lunganville Municipality Council – Daily Post – 30 April 2013

Literacy and Numeracy training for people with disabilities

For the first time, people with disabilities in Malampa province have received nationally accredited literacy and numeracy training through the Malampa TVET Centre.

Carving workshop provides income-generation skills to people with disabilities

A natangura seed carving workshop coordinated through the Sanma TVET Centre has enabled people with disabilities to develop valuable skills to meet tourists’ demand for local souvenirs.

Local Tourism industry in Santo boosted through TVET Program

Five new local tourism products in Santo, including bungalows and restaurants,  have now obtained national quality accreditation through the training and coaching initiative coordinated by the TVET Program.

TVET Centre provides First Aid training to Tour Guides in Santo

The TVET Centre in Santo has collaborated with Pro Medical to conduct first aid training for all tour guides employed by the Millennium Cave Tour.

TVET Centre training makes difference in Malekula – Daily Post – 16 April 2012

After Business Management training through the Malampa TVET Centre, a young woman is making a difference to her community through the establishment of a new savings and loan scheme.

TVET Centres continues to support youth in Sanma – Daily Post – 6 March 2012 

Sanma TVET Centre supporting youth through skills training to increase their employment opportunities.

TVET Centre brings energy training to Malo – Daily Post – 14 February 2012

While the island has already been using renewable energy in homes and schools there was no one on Malo trained in repairing and maintaining solar panels. With solar panel training the people in Malo will no longer have to rely on expensive technicians from the provincial capital.

TVET Centre and Transport Program collaboration – Daily Post – January 2012

TVET Centre and Transport Program collaboration Photo – Daily Post – January 2012

Malampa TVET Centre coordinated business management training to assist Island Based Contractors working with AusAID’s Transport Program to increase their opportunities to win contracts to build the roads in Malekula.

TVET Centre supporting people with disabilities – Daily Post – 26 January 2012

Simon Popaul suffers from cerebal palsy affecting his legs making it difficult for him to walk. However through the skills he acquired through the  TVET Centre coordinated trainings Simon now runs three successful businesses.

Mavea men learn small engine repair training – Daily Post – 25 January 2012

The Sanma TVET Centre worked closely with the Sanma Provincial Government to coordinate small engine maintenance and repair training on Mavea island. This training will help people reduce their expenses by providing skills to enable trainees to repair their engines themselves.

Train the Trainer breaking gender stereotypes – Daily Post – 17 January 2012

Two female participants will become trainers in traditionally male dominated fields.

Youth trainee interview – Daily Post – 30 December 2011

A recent graduate of the Sanma TVET Centre coordinated business management training and youth work placement program is interviewed by the Daily Post about her experience.

Sanma 2011 flashback – Daily Post – 24 December 2012

The Daily Post reflects on key activities in Sanma province throughout 2011 and mentions the Sanma TVET Centre in the ‘August’ section.

Malampa Rattan and cane furniture making workshop – Daily Post – 22 December 2012

The Malampa TVET Centre coordinated training in making furniture out of rattan, which was previously thought of as waste, is meeting demand from the tourism market for locally made furniture.

TVET Program supporting Vanilla farmers – Daily Post – 22 December 2011

To improve the selling opportunities for Malampa Vanilla farmers, the TVET Centre organised a market day with a spice business to buy direct from the farmers.

Sanma Department of Tourism – Daily Post – 16 December 2011

The Sanma TVET Centre has been working closely with the Department of Tourism to coach and mentor local tour operators to improve the quality of their products. In December 2011, the TVET Centre held a workshop with local tourism clients.

TVET Centre supports Malampa Tourism – Daily Post – 7 December 2011

The Malampa TVET Centre has been working closely with the Department of Tourism to grow the tourism industry in Malampa. This partnership, as well as the certificate ceremony of  TVET Centre trainings, were celebrated in December 2011.

Star attraction at Tok Tok – Daily Post – 25 August 2011

The Malampa TVET Centre tourism clients were the star attraction at the Tok Tok Tourism Industry Expo in Port Vila August 2011