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Vava’u Fishermen Learn Motor Maintenance

Fishermen from Vava’u were able to learn how to maintain and repair their outboard motor in a recent Tonga Skills training. They are now able to get their boats on the water and safely return to sell their catch. The trainees were very pleased with the training and say this

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High Commissioner Launches New Training Program

The Australian High Commissioner to Tonga, his Excellency Andrew Ford, launched the commencement of a new plumbing training program at the Tonga Institute of Science and Technology, as part of a comprehensive upgrade initiative through Tonga Skills. “Teaching resources, international training for teachers, new equipment and a dedicated workshop –

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Partnership Strengthens Plumbing Training Course

Tonga Skills is partnering with TAFE Queensland to strengthen the plumbing training program at the Tonga Institute of Science and Technology (TIST). Support includes professional development for trainers, upgrading of teaching and learning resources, and purchase of new tools and equipment. The improvements will enable the program to align with

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International Training and Assessment Course Delivered in Tonga

Tonga Skills is working in partnership with Australia in Tonga and Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) in the delivery of the International Training and Assessment Course for the first time in Tonga. This internationally-recognised program designed by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training provides an exciting professional development and

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Training in Fruit Tree Cultivation

Tonga Skills continues to support the Agricultural sector in Vava’u through practical training in Fruit Tree Cultivation. The training, delivered by the Officer in Charge from the Ministry of Agriculture, focused on cultivation, crafting and tree management. Samples of both long-term fruit trees – such as mango, avocado, orange, tava

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Sewing Training in Vava’u

Tonga Skills facilitated the delivery of sewing training for 20 women in Vava’u including one with a disability. Ms Soana Masunu is both speech and hearing impaired, however, it never stops her from participating fully in activities that will improve her skills and economic growth potential. Many of the women

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