Global Engagement / Skills for Economic Growth

Skills for Economic Growth

Solomon Islands Program

In 2015 TAFE Queensland, in partnership with Palladium, was awarded the contract for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade funded program, Skills for Economic Growth. For the next four years, TAFE Queensland will assist the Solomon Islands Government to develop a new national qualifications framework and its own vocational and educational system. In addition, TAFE Queensland will provide skills training to support young Solomon Islanders opportunities for employment. The outcome aims to result in graduates with more relevant and higher quality skills and qualifications that contribute to national and provincial economic development.

The goal of the program is:

The nation's post-school education and training system produces quality graduates who are in demand in the labour market and who have the skills and knowledge needed to increase national productivity and competitiveness.

It has been designed based on the premise that by facilitating access to quality skills training that is better aligned to labour market demand, graduates will have greater opportunity for productive employment in national and international labour markets.

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