More tradesmen wanted

National, Normal

The National- Thursday, February 3, 2011


THERE is a demand for tradespeople ship in New Guinea Islands region and that has resulted in Woolnough Vocational Centre acquiring approval for three levels of training for tradesmen from the National Apprentice Trade and Testing Board (NATTB).

The number of students in skills training has increased in the region and the provincial administration has realised the need to accommodate such demand.

Woolnough Vocational Centre, located in Raluana LLG in Kokopo district, has met the requirements of Department of Labour and in close collabo-ration with the Department of Education and the provincial administration, it is now pushing for approval from the NATTB.

The East New Britain administration, under its districts services improvement programme, has allocated K40,000 to Voulnough Training Centre for capacity building as it is a potential venue apart from Hagen Technical College in Western Highlands.

“If things go well, it would be a bonus for the region and East New Britain and students will not have 

to go far for further training,” Raluana LLG manager Peter Labim said.