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Skills Exchange Between Tonga and Vanuatu

The Skills Planning Coordinator for the Tonga Skills for Inclusive Economic Growth Program, Mrs Tu’ifua Takapautolo, was in Vanuatu on a one week visit to the Vanuatu TVET Project, a similar program to Tonga Skills. While in Vanuatu Mrs Takapautolo visited Malampa Province TVET Centre on the island of Malekula,

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One-day workshop discussing ‘Tourism for Economic Growth’

Tonga Skills, in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, convened on 8th November 2017 a one-day workshop with the central theme of ‘Tourism for Economic Growth’. Participants from the outer islands of Vava’u, Ha’apai and ‘Eua with key stakeholders from the private sector and government involved in tourism development. Participants

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Bone and Wood Carving training

Bone and Wood Carving training started on Monday 30th October 2017. These trainers are brothers and one of them was a participant in the pearl carving training sponsored by Tonga Skills in July. His experience at the pearl carving gave him the idea to organise and run this training for

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Fish Smoking in Vava’u

Na’e lava lelei ha ako ‘aho 3 ‘i Vava’u ki hono fakatolonga e ika ‘o ngaue’aki e founga faka’ahu. Ko e ako ni na’e fakahoko ia ‘i ha fengaue’aki ‘a e Tonga Skills mo e Potungaue Toutai. ‘Oku tokoni foki e ako ko eni ki hono hakeaki’i e malu ‘a

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Tonga Skills Celebrates 1st Birthday

Tonga Skills for Inclusive Economic Growth, will be celebrating its 1st Birthday on 1 November 2017. Tonga Skills was ‘born’ with only three local staff based in Tongatapu, led by an interim international adviser. Now, there are two main offices – in Vava’u & Tongatapu – with 10 permanent local

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Milestone paves way to support unemployed youth

In an important milestone for the Tonga Skills program, the first contract for skills delivery by a training provider has been signed with Tonga Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship (TYEE). Under this agreement TYEE will provide a Readiness for Work program for 20 unemployed young people, place them in existing job vacancies and

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Skills development initiatives benefit from cross-country collaboration

In May the Tonga Skills Team Leader, Dr Uhilomoelanai Fasi, spent a week in Vanuatu to gain insights into the successful Vanuatu Skills for Economic Growth Program. The trip coincided with the annual Vanuatu Skills for Economic Growth Strategic Planning Workshop hosted by Vanuatu’s Team Leader, Fremden Yanhambath. This provided an

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Skills development program launched in Tonga

Scope Global has recently been selected to manage the Australian Government’s five-year Tonga Skills for Inclusive Economic Growth program. Tonga Skills will work to improve economic outcomes for individuals and businesses across Tonga, including those who are disadvantaged. In late January the Australian High Commissioner, H.E. Andrew Ford and the

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