Fiji National University’s National Training & Productivity Centre is expanding its services in the region by providing specialized training in selected programmes via an e-learning platform.
NTPC recently formalised a partnership with the College of the Marshall Islands and from this week commenced delivery of a range of programmes which according to the Director NTPC Dr Isimeli Tagicakiverata will “greatly benefit the regional students.”
The courses delivered by NTPC in the Marshall Islands will consist of all three modules of the Training of Trainers programme, Short courses in plumbing and construction, electrical and electronics, welding and a specialised trade test and apprenticeship programme.
There will also be three basic Information Technology courses offered, Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy and Culinary Arts courses along with the rural training under NTPC’s Community Alternative Learning.
“This is a very unique opportunity for NTPC to deliver its tested skills training to the other Pacific Island States,” Dr Tagicakiverata said.
“As Fiji’s premier technical training institution, NTPC has a lot to offer to the region with its certified and established short courses, and we are glad to offer our services to CMI.”
“The adoption of the NTPC training is in line with CMI’s pursuit for recognition of good performance and professional development of its experienced employees and that the NTPC is uniquely positioned to successfully enhance CMI’s efficiency, performance effectiveness and overall service delivery,” added Dr Tagicakiverata.
All the specialised training programmes have been developed and are being delivered by NTPC trainers to the small island state.
CMI primarily serves students from within the Micronesian region and is designated as the national post-secondary institution for the Marshall Islands.
NTPC trainers will carry out assessments on completion of the short courses and provide the necessary award certifications.
Four of the short courses starting this week are designed for students on summer break and are being delivered in the islands of Majuro and Ebeye.
Dr Tagicakiverata said NTPC is willing to assist other institutions from around the Pacific region to deliver specialised training programmes.