15 Oct 2012

Taiwan aims to boost sustainability of vocation training in Marshall Islands

10:13 am on 15 October 2012

An advanced training programme is underway in Taiwan to help boost the sustainability of vocational training in the Marshall Islands.

The Taiwanese government is sponsoring five Marshall Islanders to undergo a three month course in electrical and electronic and automobile maintenance.

About 151 Marshallese have undergone vocational courses by the Taiwanese over the past few years.

Our correspondent in Majuro, Giff Johnson says the aim is to equip the group to eventually deliver such training programmes at the College of the Marshall Islands.

"All or most of the five were involved in the previous training when they trained the 151 Marshall Islanders. And they worked with the Taiwanese trainers who were brought in to run the programme. Well this is to try to step up their trainer skill level so that they can lead the training themselves."