The atmosphere last week was electric at the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) classroom for the start of the very first Solomon Islands based Certificate III training program. Sixteen students commenced their study in the Australian Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care training. The classes are being held at the training room at the YWCA in Honiara. All of the students are Kindergarten teachers approved by the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development as well as their employers.
APTC is a development initiative funded by the Australian Government to deliver training and to increase the supply of skilled workers in targeted sectors in the Pacific region. APTC has campuses in Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.