The recent APTC information session conducted by Vava'u Country Program Coordinator Ms Shaz Ball had positive results.
"The 15 attendees at the session, showed considerable interest in the APTC Automotive, Carpentry, Mechanical Fitting, Electrical, Plumbing, and Refrigeration & Air Conditioning courses, with some making an application," said Ms Ball.
Ms Ball said that although there are already 27 APTC Tourism and Hospitality graduates on Vava'u, "My goal is to see people from Vava'u from a variety of trades gain their Certificate III Australian qualifications."
The session follows on from a visit to Tonga by APTC's ACEM Manager Samoa, Ms Francis Howes, who said Ms Ball had worked hard to make information about APTC accessible to employers and potential applicants, "as APTC is keen to see applications from the citizens from small island countries."
Ms Ball said that from this session, held at the Aquarium Café in Neifu, the news has spread. She has already met with more people who have applied for APTC courses.
"I am pleased with the outcome of the information session. Not only do these courses build on skills and take the student to the next level, but there are benefits to the industry as well. It is a win-win situation for all concerned," concluded Ms Ball.