School bringing boat building aboard


The Finschaffen Vocational and Malahang Technical High School will be offering boat building courses after visit by Morobe education officials to Indonesia.
Provincial Education programme adviser Keith Jiram said the two technical schools were preparing to offer the courses.
“This would be after a visit by officers from education division to Indonesia in a programme through a proposed partnership with Indonesian government,” he said.
The proposal for a partnership, especially in technical and vocational education was presented to Indonesian education and cultural attaché Achmad Tavip Syah during a meeting in Lae on May 18.
Jiram said the schools would train boat builders to meet current demands in the country. He said the provincial education division team would be visiting Surabaya, Makalsa, Jayapura and Bali.
“After the visit, we would work on a memorandum of agreement to formalise the partnership to make it a government-to-government programme under ‘Kisim Bek Morobe’ education reform,” said Jiram.
He said the managers of technical schools and vocational centres were preparing their national identification cards, passport and visa to travel to Indonesia in September.
Jiram said the team to Indonesia would be comprised of deputy administrator social services Sheila Pati Harou, education chairman Andrew Genaand and eight vocational and technical school managers.
“The visit will be purposely to see skills taught there, students’ and teachers’ attitude, with their approaches to learning. We will go there to identify and establish sister school partnership in areas of technical skills and vocational training.”
“We will try to meet the standards of industries and changing workforce demand in the country.
“The visit would be an indicator of how best we can establish Tvet scholarships.”

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