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First batch of students to graduate with Diploma in Information Technology at Emalus Campus

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Kenol Azul (Our IT student) doing presentation to school children in Tanna,

Twenty four (24) students will be part of the first batch of students graduating with Diploma in Information Technology (Level 5) from the University of the South Pacific (USP), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) Emalus Campus, Vanuatu on 29 November 2019.

The Vanuatu Government sponsored all 24 students to pursue the qualification. The qualification is internationally recognised by the Skills International New Zealand and nationally accredited on the Fiji Qualifications Framework (FQF) by the Fiji Higher Education Commission (FHEC). It is also registered on the Pacific Register of Qualifications and Standards (PRQS).

Dr. Hasmukh Lal, The Chief Executive Officer, USP Pacific TAFE said it was a great achievement for Pacific TAFE to be able to deliver recognised programmes to students in the Pacific region.

“I would like to acknowledge and thank the Vanuatu Government for their sponsorship,” he said.

“This qualification provides the skills and knowledge to students to administer and manage information and communications technology (ICT) support in small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) using a wide range of general ICT technologies. Upon completion of the programme, Pacific TAFE wishes to have created a pool of ICT experts who would be able to deliver a wide range of ICT support services in Vanuatu and across the region. I hope Vanuatu Government continues to provide scholarship to the IT programme to have smart and digital savvy workforce.”

Meanwhile, Vanuatu Internet Governance (Van IGF) Forum Director, Jackson Miake said he was impressed with the two interns from Pacific TAFE.

In an email to Brownly Suvwa, Pacific TAFE Emalus coordinator, the Director highlights, “I am just writing to let you know that the interns you send are doing very well so far at work. The research they conducted are great and they both listen very well to instructions and ask questions when they are not clear about the things we do at the office.”

The students further assisted Van IGF with outreach activities in Sanma, Malampa, and Tafea Province in Vanuatu.

Una Szallai and Kenol Azul (Our two IT students) preparing and doing presentation to groups of young boys and girls in Van IGF conference room.

Brownly Suvwa said the programme had gained recognition through the workplace attachment course and students had performed to the standard.

“IT is a gain to all industries and government institutions,” he said.

“Moving into digital space requires more knowledge in information Technology which Pacific TAFE provides via Certificate IV (Support) and Diploma (Level 5) in Information Technology. We appreciate the effort and trust from the Government of Vanuatu through the ministry of education to provide sponsorship for this programme in 2018 – 2019.

As a Provider, we want to Upskill and provide more training to young people to enhance their careers in this field. We can provide skills to people in rural areas through online mode and Blended Modes. Pacific TAFE helps you achieve your dreams in IT through these great courses under Diploma Programme, which is internationally accredited. We provide a lifetime Qualification and we help students achieve their dreams.”

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