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Training Support to the Fiji Sugar Industry project marks Europe Day

May 08, 2016

The European Union (EU) funded Training Support to the Fiji Sugar Industry project (2014-2017) is sharing in the celebration of Europe Day which is being held in Suva from 11 to 13 May.

Europe Day is celebrated on 9 May every year to mark peace and unity in Europe. In Fiji, the Fiji-based EU Delegation for the Pacific has organised a three-day event to showcase the work of the EU.

The showcase is an opportunity for the public to learn more about the EU’s activities in the region.

Individual EU-funded projects and partners have set up exhibitions to highlight their work and to share this with school tours and the general public as well as providing lunchtime seminars.

The Training Support for the Fiji Sugar Industry project has been funded for four years and resulted from an agreement of delegated co-operation between the EU and the Australian Government in 2014. 

The project outcomes are aligned to the EU’s Support to the Sugarcane Industry Accompanying Measures for Sugar Protocol (AMSP 2013)” program (SSIP).

Under this agreement, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade engaged the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) to deliver training to workers in the Fiji sugar industry.

APTC is an innovative development project funded by the Australian Government, delivering Australian-standard skills and qualifications for a wide range of vocational careers for skilled workers across the Pacific.

To date, over 700 people have completed training in trades, business and management programs as part of the EU Training Support to the Fiji Sugar Industry project. 

The training has been made available to organisations and individuals engaged in the Fiji sugar industry across Fiji. 

APTC is an Australian Government initiative in partnership with the Pacific and Timor-Leste.

APTC is implemented by TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275)

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