By Michelle Auamoromoro, EMTV Cadet Journalist – Port Moresby
The European Union (EU) Delegation of Papua New Guinea has funded a one hundred million kina project, ‘Human Resource Development Program Phase 2’. Under this project, about 150 teachers from 18 provinces in the country will be attending a Diploma of Vocational Education Training (DOVET) In-service program.
The DOVET In-service program is a critical aspect of the European Union’s Human Resource Development Program.
The European Union Delegation of Papua New Guinea has placed in support towards the Diploma of Vocational Education Training In-service program, believing that the development of human resource is an important aspect of the development of a society and nation.
The EU Head of Cooperation, Rene Mally, said during DOVET’s Welcome Reception, that people are made to work to be creative, to develop the skills they have been given, and to use them to flourish.
This year’s intakes of the DOVET In-Service program looks at about 154 teachers who will receive a diploma in vocational education training at the end of their program in September next year, 2019.
Mr Mally said that it is important to train teachers well because HOW they teach is just as vital as WHAT they teach. He also said that one of the big problems encountered by many countries is that TVET produces graduates who have competencies that labour markets do not need. He said that this is one of the reasons why most of our young people are unemployed.
The EU is now working with the Departments of Labor and Education to ensure that TVET graduates get competencies that are needed for the labour market.