Edai Town signs MOU with APTC to provide TAFE Training


MOU between Australia Pacific Training College (APTC) and Boera Holdings Limited

Edai Town in the Hiri West District of Central Province has signed a tri-partite memorandum of  with (MOU) with Boera Holdings Limited, Edai Town, and Australian Pacific Training College (APTC) on Tuesday

The agreement paves way for employees to up-skill their knowledge and receive Australian standard training while in employment.

Edai Town, its endeavor to bring quality education closer to the local community is embarking on advancing its development to become an education hub.

Duration of the MOU run till June 2022

The MOU would run until June 2022 and sets a framework that would provide Boera young men and women, inclusive of those from the surrounding communities with the opportunity to enrol for a wide range of TAPE courses.

Edai Town Director Kym Young said during the ceremony that an investment in education secures a bright future for an education population that will contribute to nation building.

‘One particular training course that is being invested through this MOU with APTC may have far reaching impact in processing quality education for Boera children and those from the surrounding communities, “

“The TAPE Queensland program for education support provides vocational training to produce trained classroom assistants who will complement teachers in the national government education system.

She said the partnership with APTC was the forefront of developing a future plan of well-trained teaching assistants who will assist mould young pupils by ensuring a desirable learning environment.

Ms Kym said the partnership with APTC in introducing Australian Standard TVET (technical vocational education training ) qualifications was an important step in the right direction of investment in human resource capital development of PNG.

Boera Holdings Limited’s Sir Moi Avei also said the hope of Boera community is to address the problem of over-worked teachers in primary schools.

He said, the initiative has received support from the local communities for their children to achieve greater results in the newly introduced standard based education system.

Sir Moi urged Edai Town to undertake the initiative to provide quality education to the community.

Original story published in the the Post Courier by  Frank Rai