Polytech working on short courses for workers

Youth & Careers

THE National Polytechnic Institute of PNG is working to provide short courses for workers in the public and private sectors, Joselito Marcos says.
“We’ve received queries from people in government offices and private companies concerning the provision of short courses after working hours,” Marcos said.
“We will do something about it without any adverse effect on our regular academic programmes.”
Marcos said they had reviewed their diploma programmes and designed new ones which conform to the national qualifications framework and to the instruction from the education secretary.
“Diploma and advanced diploma programmes are to be offered by national polytechnic institutions.”
He said there was a need to upgrade training equipment in some departments.
He said the needs of students on campus will also be looked into with guidance counselors employed to assist students with problems in campus.
“Medical services shall be enhanced as well so we enhance better health care on campus,” Marcos said.