The Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Beuloria Derog as the Country Engagement and Liaison Coordinator for Nauru.
Ms Derog, is the first APTC Coordinator to be based in Nauru, and took up her new role this month.
She joins APTC from the Nauru Department of Fisheries where she served as a Community Assistant Officer, coordinating community engagement and public awareness activities.
Bringing reputable experience in government and community networks, Ms Derog will be a great asset to APTC’s engagement in Nauru, coordinating operations and administration of APTC’s activities in Nauru in support of skills development and building APTC’s visibility.
She will also engage in developing and maintaining working relationships with key stakeholders including DFAT, bilateral programs, Government Ministries and the private sector.
“I am so blessed to be given this opportunity to be part of the APTC family. I look forward to supporting my fellow Nauruans in furthering their skills through APTC’s training program,” Ms Derog said.
APTC is Australia’s flagship program for training excellence, helping Pacific Island citizens gain Australian skills and qualifications for a wide range of vocational careers. Around 15,000 graduates have graduated from APTC since it began operation in 2007.
This new appointment is part of APTC’s commitment to embedding into national and regional TVET systems.
APTC delivers high quality, internationally recognised training that ensures graduates have improved employment outcomes, and works in ‘coalition’ with governments, TVET providers, private sector, development partners and civil society to strengthen Pacific TVET systems. These efforts, at national and regional levels, will assist to meet current and future labour market demands and support reforms that enable Pacific people to access quality training and pathways to meaningful employment.
“APTC is delighted to welcome Ms Derog. We are confident that the experience and expertise she brings will benefit our coordination and engagement in support of Nauru’s skills development agenda,” said Ms Soli Middleby, APTC’s Chief Executive Officer.
APTC Country Director for Vanuatu and Nauru, Ms Anna Naupa, said they are excited about the opportunity to engage more meaningfully in Nauru through this appointment.
“We’re excited to increase APTC’s presence in Nauru, which will enable us to better tailor our programs to Nauru’s priorities and build closer relationships with the government, communities and industry. Ms Derog brings solid engagement experience to the role,” Ms Naupa said.