BY LYNTON AARON FILIA
AUSTRALIA Pacific Technical College (APTC) in its 10 years in the Solomon Islands has contributed heavily to the country’s labour market.
Caretaker Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said it’s very encouraging to see more Solomon Islanders taking up skill based training.
He said this form of training has equipped Solomon Islanders with meaningful skills for employment opportunities that will contribute to the country’s growth.
“The contribution made by APTC is valuable and made a lasting impression on the lives of ex-graduates and will motivate new ones in many years to come.
“I was extremely proud of 25 managers and staff from Solomon Islands Justice Agencies who graduated with Certificate IV in Leadership Management and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
“I’m confident the training of our emerging leaders and managers in Justice Assistance will help better liberate services to our people and ensuring that their safety and wellbeing is care for.
“Education is one’s journey in life and we can learn better when we are expose with practical learning environment like the one provided by APTC.”
Sogavare appreciates APTC’s facilities, learning resources and teachers who provide high standard environment ensuring students have an improved learning experience.
This he says is clearly visible in the growth of APTC’s Solomon Islands campus.
He said the APTC office in Honiara is working hard and committed to ensuring delivery of its range of courses according to its capacity, and at the end its output will benefit Solomon Islands’ people.
“10 years ago, our Pacific Islands supported and welcome the idea by Australian Government for establishing a training college that will help the region build a skill competitive and productive workforce.
“Today we are ripping the benefit of foresight and vision of our leaders and the Australian Government in a space of 10-year APTC has growing tremendously with its core students rising year by year with more graduates making their dreams a reality.”