Institute wants to raise training quality for girls

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AN institute which trains girls on various vocations is working to renovate its old buildings and offer new courses, an official says.
The Anne’s Skill Training Institute plans to raise the standard of vocational training it is offering, says Sister Cristina Villasanta.
They are also focusing on improving the buildings according to the School Learning Improvement Plan.
“Every year we are targeting one building as the structures are old and have been here since 1969,” she said.
The institute is on Sideia Island in Milne Bay. It is run by the Salesian sisters. It receives financial assistance from the Government to run its academic programme.
The provincial association of the sisters supports the work of the institute financially.
The institute also runs a coffee shop that is generating income.
There is a new curriculum called the National Certification One introduced this year which included courses on office administration, computing, tourism and hospitality, dressmaking and tailoring.
The superior of the community, Sister Guadalupe Ruiz, described the job of running the school as “very hard work”.
Supplies are bought then transported by sea to the island.

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