300-plus to attend Pacific Skills Summit in Suva

(From left) Chair of Australia Pacific Training Coalition, Kaye Schofield, President of the Republic of Nauru and Pacific Skills Partnership Founder, Baron Divavesi Waqa, Pro-Chancellor and Head of Council of the University of the South Pacific, Winston Thompson at the press conference held in Suva today. Picture: ABISHEK CHAND

MORE than 300 attendees from across Fiji and the region are expected to converge at the Pacific Skills Summit in Suva tomorrow for a two-day event.

With more than 30 preenters from the private sector, civil society, regional organisations, national governments, as well as development partners from the Pacific and beyond, have been invited to speak at the summit.

According to the founder of the Pacific Skills Partnership and the president of the Republic of Nauru, Baron Waqa, the summit would establish a regional platform that would strengthen and encourage investment.

This will also establish archiving a better match between labour market demand as well as skills development.

“We know that there is much valuable work being done in the region on determining and supporting the skills landscape of the Pacific, the future of work, the nature and extent of our challenges, and how skills development can address them. We believe more can and should be done,” Mr Waqa said.

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