Papua New Guinea’s National Department of Education (NDoE) and the Australian Government are working together to enhance leadership and management skills in Papua New Guinea’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector.
A training course in leadership is being delivered to twenty-two current and future TVET leaders to help them run effective education institutions. The courses include self-management, personal and work priorities, financial oversight and team effectiveness.
The course participants will be more knowledgeable, skilled and confident in leading their institutions to deliver efficient and accountable courses that respond to the needs of business and industry.
The TVET Leadership Development Program was launched by Mr. Wini Leka, A/Deputy Secretary for TVET and the UNESCO Directorate, on behalf of the Secretary for Education Dr Uke Kombra, and the Australian High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, Bruce Davis.
Mr Leka said the Australian Government collaborates closely with the Government of Papua New Guinea in a range of programs, including the TVET Leadership Development Program.
“Papua New Guinea’s National Department of Education is pleased to be partnering with the Australian Government in making Papua New Guinea more competitive, and enhancing economic cooperation between the two countries,” Mr Leka said.
The Australian Government is working in partnership with the Government of Papua New Guinea to provide training for improved educational institutions in Papua New Guinea.
“Our governments are collaborating to improve educational institutions in Papua New Guinea. It is in the interests of both countries for Papua New Guinea to have a growing pool of skilled workers,” Mr Davis said.
The TVET Leadership Development Program is jointly delivered by Papua New Guinea’s International Education Agency (IEA) College of Technical and Further Education (TAFE) and Australian-based, Federation Training, as part of the Papua New Guinea-Australia partnership.