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UNEVOC REGIONAL FORUM SYDNEY AUGUST 31 2014 PRESENTATION BY FREMDEN YANHAMBATH.

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1 UNEVOC REGIONAL FORUM SYDNEY AUGUST PRESENTATION BY FREMDEN YANHAMBATH

2 VANUATU

3 Background: Pacific Island Nation of 83 islands, extending over 1000 kilometres Population of apx 250,000 growing at 2.5% a year

4 ECONOMIC OVERVIEW Most of Vanuatu's population lives in remote and rural areas Subsistence farming and fishing are the main sources of livelihood and income Tourism accounts for apx 40% of GDP Less that one third of the working age population are in formal employment

5 SKILL DEVELOPMENT

6 SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH The Vanuatu TVET Sector Strengthening Program supports provincial economic development through targeted training services Establishment of TVET Centres in the Provinces to support skills development.

7 PROVINCIAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT Accredited training -short courses training delivered by local registered training providers inline with provincial economic development priorities Business development services-targeted coaching and workshops to existing and start up businesses and cooperatives with business planning and management and improved productivity Training provider support services -supports training providers to become registered and to develop and deliver accredited modular courses that respond to productive sector demand and are linked to economic outcomes IT services- access to computers, internet, printers and photocopiers as a complementary support to the other Centre services

8 SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY BENEFITS Employed:  30% say promotion/new responsibilities  18% say increased income Subsistence/ Students/ Others:  85% say income (livelihood) improved Self-Employed:  91% of self-employed say business income increased  96% of self-employed say increased personal income

9 BEFOREAFTER CASE STUDY-TAMTAM BUNGALOW

10 LAKATORO PALM LODGE : CASE STUDY From a 1500 VT/night guest house to a Lodge with a new bungalow at 7000 VT/night through assistance in design, building, decoration and customer service coaching and training Lakatoro Palm Lodge is the demonstration that outer island bungalows can generate profit and employment with quality skills development support

11 INVESTMENT IN TVET Enablers: Substantial commitment by current Vanuatu Government to strengthen the capacity of Public and Private training providers Recent establishment of the Vanuatu Qualification Authority (VQA) to implement and monitor the Vanuatu Qualifications TVET Framework and registration of all Training Providers Barriers: Difficulties in Training Providers accepting an industry led training agenda Limited Difficulties in meeting the training needs in the informal sector

12 TVET RESEARCH Recent research provided by National and International stakeholders has provided the platform for recent reforms and policy development for improved TVET delivery. Recent research on Financing TVET in Vanuatu Reviewing and updating provincial skills plan Development of the National Human Resource Development Framework Improved Monitoring & Evaluation Focus on ensuring participation of women and people with disability

13 DEVELOPING SKILLS TODAY FOR THE WORKFORCE OF TOMORROW THANK YOU


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