Five women receive certificates in engineering fabrication

Youth & Careers

FIVE women received construction and engineering fabrication certificates at the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) in Port Moresby last Friday.
Australian High Commissioner Bruce Davis congratulated the 51 women who completed training in 11 different trades, commending them for making it into fields traditionally dominated by men. “That is impressive and I encourage you to continue building your paths to success in whatever trade or vocation you choose,” he said.
“Efforts to up-skill yourself means further outcomes for your careers, families and PNG’s economic prosperity.”
Davis said there were 191 qualified and skilled women and men with Australian accredited qualifications in the PNG labour force, in 18 different trades.
He said the PNG Government was prioritising skills development to increase economic capacity and reduce the reliance on foreign labour.
“In line with these priorities, Australia is committed to supporting the up-skilling of women and men for a more diverse and inclusive skills workforce,” he said.
Motu-Koitabu Assembly chairman Dadi Toka Jnr said the APTC was working to realise the values of technical, vocational education and training (Tvet) contributing to more than 15,000 Pacific island graduates including 3,352 from PNG.
“I am proud to be involved with APTC in signing an agreement for Motu Koitabuans to undertake training, which will see the first batch of Motu Koitabuans,” he said.
“I look forward for more education pathways that will be created as a result of this partnership.”

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