More government departments have joined the Department of Tourism (DOT) to pledge financial assistance to the Vanuatu Skills Partnership (VSP), recognizing the importance of enhancing inclusive growth through skills development.

The DOT was the first to show its commitment last year with Vt3 million.

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) and the Department of Industry (DOI) made their initial commitment up to Vt5 million in a Partnership Implementation Framework signing recently.

The DARD announced Vt3 million, the DOI gave Vt2 million while the DOT remains committed with another Vt3 million this year.

The Department of Livestock announced its commitment of Vt3 million but is yet to formalize this in a formal agreement.

These funds will be used to deliver skills training and implement activities that will meet the priority skill needs of the productive sectors.

Vanuatu Skills Parntership is the new name for phase 4 of the Vanuatu Skills Economic Growth Program. Formerly known as the Technical and Vocational Education Program (TVET), the Australian funded  program delivers skills demand training and development services for productive sectors through provincial Skills Centres.

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