The AusAID funded TVET Sector Strengthening Program is financing a “Train the Trainer” (TTT) Program and Welding Training Workshop which are currently taking place in Santo. Both courses are being conducted by the Vanuatu Institute of Technology (VIT).

Andrew Ala at the official opening

Mr Andrew Ala, Luganville Acting Planner during the welding course official opening

The course, which focuses on teaching quality, will allow trainers within Sanma Province to obtain certification awarded by the Vanuatu National Training Council (VNTC). With this certification, they will be able to deliver accredited training courses leading to nationally recognised qualifications for their trainees.

The thirty trainers come from a variety of private institutions, NGOs and Rural Training Centres (RTCs) in Sanma, and they have technical expertise in skill areas including carpentry and joinery, motor mechanics, computing, tourism and agricultural production such as cocoa, rice and vanilla.

This week also saw the commencement of a Welding training course, financed through the Employment and Training Fund. VIT will be delivering the course from to selected young Welders in key Garages and Workshops in Santo.

During the official opening the Acting Town Planner emphasized the importance of quality and safety in the workplace and the fact that Sanma citizens rely on the quality of the work of these garage employees. The VIT Trainer, Mr Tom Saute, also spoke of the importance of quality training being delivered under the national accreditation system. Upon completion of this training, successful participants will be awarded a certificate of attainment from the VNTC.

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