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More Than 3500 Applicants In The Pacific: APTC

Australia Pacific Training Coalition in partnership with United Nations Development Programme Pacific, South Pacific Tourism Organistaion and the Japanese Embassy in Fiji rolled out its first two micro-credential courses. This
26 Jan 2021 12:23
More Than 3500 Applicants In The Pacific: APTC
From left: Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) Training Delivery Innovative manager Gareth McGrath, APTC Alumnis Komete Sute, Milika Seru, Salote Matanibuka, APTC chief academic officer Helen Leeson, Japanese Embassy in Fiji’s Head of Mission Hada Tsuguyoshi, United Nations Development Programme Pacific Deputy Resident Kevin Petrini, APTC Alumnis Susana Hirst-Tuilau, Josph Snodgrass and Semesa Vuli. Photo: Shreya Kumar

Australia Pacific Training Coalition in partnership with United Nations Development Programme Pacific, South Pacific Tourism Organistaion and the Japanese Embassy in Fiji rolled out its first two micro-credential courses.

This was first launched July 2020 and received more than 3500 applicants confirmed APTC Training Delivery Innovation manager Gareth McGrath.

“First the digital literacy essentials that provides introduction to modern digital technologies, software and popular social media platforms,” said UNDP Pacific Deputy Resident Representative Kevin Petrini.

“Secondly, communication technologies for business success. These are aimed at providing relevant training opportunities, new skills set and serves as a refresher course of participants who are well positioned to regain employment as the economy recovers.”

Fiji alone received 1442 applications and the numbers are expected to increase in the upcoming months.

The main aim of this partnership is to support our people during these difficult times with the essential knowledge and skills and confidence in making responsible decisions when borders open and the economy goes into recovery.

“This is the phase two of the programme. What we are hoping to do is move forward and create a portfolio of micro credentials made available to participants who wish to upskill in these challenging times. This is simply the beginning,” said Mr Petrini.

APTC launched two other courses, COVID Safe for Personal Services (Beauty and Nails) and COVID Safe for Dining In which can be found on their website. Mr Petrini said there are other courses that will be launched soon and will not solely be focused on the tourism industry.

 

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