Training programs in developing nations are often used to address a lack of skills, be them technical, cognitive, or non-cognitive. Such programs face implementation problems as well as policy implications. The success of a training program is therefore reliant upon the program providing the relevant skills for local labour demand. Particular attention must be paid to combining a ‘comprehensive’ training approach with corresponding support services.
LEMCO will implement training provisions with a long-term focus, to enable indigenous populations to carry out their required roles. Training will be provided with a focus on three main areas; social skills, work ethic generation, and skill set acquisition. The over-arching concentration will be on motivating indigenous communities to work within our sustainable development projects.
We will train workers on family matters. By educating indigenous communities on the proper manner of family treatment, as well as budgeting and family planning, workers are better equipped to provide for themselves and loved ones into the future.
This will lead to educating people on work ethic. Such training will involve educating indigenous people on why they need to work and the long-term benefits of working, such as income generation, the developing of skills and long-term stability.
Finally, workers will be trained and properly educated specific to relevant industries, as well as in Business English. LEMCO will train indigenous peoples to develop and maintain skill sets, where we can, we will sponsor workers to obtain official certificates through vocational education providers, whilst also providing on the job training. Roles we will train people in include;
- Human Resources
- Clerical Duties
- Organic farming
- Plantation Maintenance
- Pest Management
- Biological Issues
- Sustainable Forestry
- Sustainable Fishing
- Community Tourism
The long-term approach will ensure that workers are educated through short courses, vocational education providers or the Ministry of Agriculture. Mentors will be involved to continue to educate workers on the job, and empower the indigenous communities to maintain their skills.
We will be looking to partner with vocational education providers to generate access and reach, these may include;
- Australia-Pacific Technical College: An Australian Government funded initiative to provide Australian-standard skills and qualifications throughout the Pacific. https://www.aptc.edu.au/index.php/courses
- CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry – this qualification can be completed, with graduates given the skills to plan and organise work, read and understand plans and specifications and use tools and equipment.
- CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services – this course focusses on case management implementation, community development, implementation and evaluation of community services programs in urban centres for rural and remote communities in the Pacific.
- Don Bosco Technical Centre: A Roman Catholic initiative, providing a unique and personal educational experience for school leavers of the Solomon Islands.
- 2-year training course for auto mechanics, welding, steel fabrication and basic agriculture.
- 3-year academic- technical curriculum focusing on basic technical skills.
- 3 to 6-month ‘Manpower Course’ in relevant technologies (to be selected by the participant).
- Solomon Islands National University: A Solomon Islands Government initiative, established in 1984 to pool all individual training institutions.
- Institute of Technology
- Certificate in Trade (Plumbing and Allied Trade, Electrical, Carpentry, Light Motor Vehicles, Heavy Vehicle)
- Diploma of Construction Management
- School of Natural Resources & Applied Sciences
- Certificate in Tropical Agriculture
- Certificate in Plantation Forestry
- Certificate in Environmental Studies
- Diploma in Tropical Agriculture
- Bachelors in Tropical Agriculture
- School of Business & Management
- Certificate in Secretarial Studies
- Certificate in Travel and Tours
- Certificate in Business Studies
- Diploma of Business Studies
- Diploma of Travel and Tours
- Diploma of tourism Studies
- Bachelor of Accounting
- Bachelor of Business Entrepreneurship
- Institute of Technology
- University of the South Pacific: The premier provider of tertiary education in the Pacific region.
- Certificate in Agriculture
- Certificate in Community Development
- Certificate in Management Studies
- Certificate in Sustainable Fisheries
- Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality Management
- Diploma of Agriculture
- Diploma of Land Management