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Launching of Tonga Skills Training Videos

8 July 2020 Today, Tonga Skills celebrated the launch of three sets of training videos – a positive outcome to support community economic resilience in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions in Tonga. These videos will be made available free and online to the public under an

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Fisi'ihangale community group of Popua village after completion of wood carving skills training

Wood Carving Skills for Building up Handicraft Business

On 15 May 2020, the Australian High Commissioner to Tonga, H.E. Adrian Morrison congratulated 10 participants who completed a two-weeks skills training on wood carving and making carving tools. The training was facilitated by Tonga Skills in collaboration with training provider, Mr Steven Fehoko, in response to a training request

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Trained industry coaches ready to engage with Tonga’s business market

Congratulations to 10 (ten) industry coaches who have been trained by Tonga Skills to address the demand for coaching services in specialised areas across a range of industry sectors in Tonga’s business market. These coaches were identified through their previous engagement with Tonga Skills, and invited to participate in two

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National Qualifications to boost Tonga’s tourism industry

Image: Dr. Semisi Taumoepeau (middle) with the Tonga Skills Team Leader, Sally Bannah (left) and Skills Coordinator, Tu’ifua Takapautolo (right) Last year, a total number of 64 national certificates were awarded to students who completed tourism-related courses. The development of these courses was led by the Director of Pacific Studies

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Group of trainees by the water. It is an overcast day.

“Dream come true” for Tongan seafarers

Image: Full Basic Safety Training for Seafarers, at Queen Salote Wharf on Friday March 15, 2019 An emotional closing ceremony took place last week for 60 seafarers who have completed a two-week training course on Full Basic Safety. The ceremony celebrated the successful partnership between Tonga Skills, Tonga National Fishing Council,

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A group of the Maxwell Training Certificate graduates holding their parchments.

Accredited Leadership Training in Tonga

Cover image: group photo of participants with facilitator Mrs Katrina Fatiaki (1st from left). 12 participants completed the 8th International John Maxwell Leadership Course facilitated by Katrina Ma’u Fatiaki, the only certified local facilitator in Tonga, with certificates awarded after six weeks of training.  With support from Tonga Skills, the

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Customer Service delivery for first deep dive coached business

A Deep Dive coaching approach for skills development is being piloted by Tonga Skills as a way to support sustainable business growth across the tourism sector value chain. Tonga Skills congratulates Friends Café & Restaurant located in the central business district as the first to complete a deep dive coaching approach

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