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It’s not what we do, it’s the way we do it

For the past five years, Tonga Skills has been supporting Tongans to increase their skills in areas of the economy that are in demand and have the potential to increase their income and grow the economy. During this time, Tonga Skills has been encouraging and piloting different skills delivery models

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During November 2020, Tonga Skills staff in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Training (MET) and the Ministry of Trade and Economic Development (MTED) conducted consultations with industry representatives in the four island districts of Tonga to hear their views on skills gaps in their sectors. As the program

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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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International Skills Training to produce qualified trainers

His Excellency Mr. Andrew Ford congratulated 17 trainers who have completed a twelve-day program for an International Skills Training – Trainer and Assessor Course (IST) funded by Tonga Skills in partnership with Australia Pacific Training Coalition, Tonga Business Enterprise Centre, and technical training institutions from the public and private sectors.

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Welcome reception for aged care trainees

His Excellency Mr. Andrew Ford congratulated 18 trainees who have returned from three months training for a Certificate II in Community Services (Aged Care) in Fiji. Tonga Skills –  in partnership with the Australian Pacific Training Coalition (APTC), Tupou Tertiary Institute and Ma’a Fafine Moe Famili – welcomed the trainees

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Preventing Accidents at Work Through Skills Training

Accidents at the workplace need to be prevented. The Friendly Island Shipping Agency (FISA) are taking this seriously and have partnered with Tonga Skills to organise Forklift training for 35 drivers from many companies in Nuku’alofa.  The trainer, Mr Henry Myers from ASWEFA New Zealand, provided theory and practical training

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