The National, Thursday October 24th, 2013
By MORTIMER YANGHARRY
INSTITUTE of Public Administration is undergoing major changes in capacity and staff building, its acting director Yala Yatu says.
“We have aligned our courses to skill-based competency training, meaning we are not supply-driven but will be going into agencies to provide the training as requested,” he said.
Yatu said that instead of students, mainly public servants, just going to learn theories, they would learn and apply the skills at the same time.
The institute will train and equip staff who need competency skills and development training by going out to their respective areas.
Upon completion, the institute will rate the participants and will send the results for further assessment and evaluation by the management of the agencies concerned.
The agencies will then be able to rank the competency of their staff.
This way, the areas of improvement will be identified and changes done on the level of competency.
The Autonomous Region of Bougainville will be the first province to partner the IPA next year.