December 17, 2016 4:08 am

Officials learn from Philippines skills development

A government delegation visited the Philippines Technical Education and Skills Development Authority to examine their processes, programmes, experiences and development plans in technical education and skills development. Employment minister Jone Usamate, who headed the delegation,  said that the visit was vital to the government in making comparisons with the Philippines in the areas of technical education and […]

A government delegation visited the Philippines Technical Education and Skills Development Authority to examine their processes, programmes, experiences and development plans in technical education and skills development.

The Fijian Government delegation with the Philippines Technical Education and Skills Development Authority officials.
The Fijian Government delegation with the Philippines Technical Education and Skills Development Authority officials.

Employment minister Jone Usamate, who headed the delegation,  said that the visit was vital to the government in making comparisons with the Philippines in the areas of technical education and skills development.

USAMATE: “The Philippines TESDA shared their experiences in providing training in the transition from an informal to formal economy, vocational training and forums,  provision of Training Centres, community-based training, training of trainers and accreditation and competencies training,” said Minister Usamate.

The Minister was accompanied by his Permanent Secretary, Salaseini Daunabuna, Deputy Secretary, Vilimone Baledrokadroka, and Fijian Ambassador to Japan, Isikeli Mataitoga.