SPTO Signs MOA with The Pacific Community And Australia Pacific Training Coalition to Address Labour Market Demands and Skills Gaps in Pacific Tourism Sector

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SPTO – Thursday December 5th, 2019.

A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on the Development of Regional Micro-Qualifications for the tourism sector has been signed between the Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Australia Pacific Training Coalition.

The MOA is aimed at addressing the growing demand for a skilled, inclusive and productive Pacific tourism industry and will be implemented by all three agencies. Under the MOA, the three signatories will form a ‘Regional Tourism Sector Skills Coalition’ to collaborate and respond to labor demands and quality industry-relevant training in the tourism sector.

The Coalition will work in line with the principles and priorities of the Pacific Regional Education Framework (PacREF) for industry-responsive TVET programs.  Collective efforts will be aimed at supporting and adding value to efforts at national level, with respect for the autonomy and sovereignty of national qualifications.Read more…