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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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