The Seasonal Workers program has proverd successful so far with positive reports from farmers in Australia.
Seven Papua New Guineas inthe pioneer Seasonal Workers group, arrived back inthe country this afternoon, after spending 6 months in an Almond farm inthe Australian state of Victoria.
The team of 7seasonal workers was reunited with friend and family this afternoon atthe JacksonsInternational airport in Port Moresby.
They spentthe last 6 months in Robinvale Victoria, harvesting Almonds and pruning Almond trees. They werethe first seasonal workers to be dispatched froPNG and this wastheir third contract.
ThPNG Seasonal Workers Program that began in 2011 targetsthe country’s unskilled labour and givesthem international exposure inthe aim thatthey will gain organizational abilities among ther skills and encouragethem to become productive citizens.
This pioneer group has been recalled each year for the past 3 years because oftheir reputable work ethics.
Team leader Cyprian saidthe group is expected to return to Australia early next year.
PNG Seasonal Workers Coordination Office said an integration program is being worked on to assistthe participants ofthe program to settle back intothe community oncethey return, so thatthey utilize and maximizethe skillsthey have gained overseas.