By DALE LUMA
THERE is a need for skilled people that will perform various administrative and trade jobs as the country develops, Mapex Training Institute’s executive officer Marcus Kara says.
Speaking during the institute’s graduation on Friday, Kara said the unemployment gap was huge because some students didn’t find work after completing high school.
He said trade and administrative trainings would help reduce that gap.
Kara said the 500 students went through theory and practical training which enabled them to graduate with certificates and diplomas in business studies.
“They (students) went through competency-based training with possible employers to determine if they are capable of performing various tasks they studied,” he said.
“If the employer sees that they are competent enough, they will be hired to work with that company after graduating.”
Kara acknowledged companies for taking the students on board during the students’ practical.
The students graduated with certificates and diplomas in human resource management, business management, tourism and hospitality, and commercial cookery among other courses.
Over 40 of the graduates were from Samarai-Murua in Milne Bay.
They were sponsored by local MP Isi Henry Leonard as an initiative under the districts various education programmes.
By DALE LUMA