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|Community Education Training Centre’s seven-month training programme begins|
Thursday 15 March 2012, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva -
SPC Community Education Training Centre (CETC) yesterday began its annual seven-month training programme at the CETC campus Narere, with 27 female participants from 11 of SPC’s member countries and territories.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Fekitamoeloa ‘Utoikamanu, SPC Deputy Director-General, welcomed the participants to the Centre, wishing them a productive seven months’ training. She said they should advance their skills, knowledge and work standard to a professional level.‘CETC uses a team of outside experts, including experts from other sections of SPC, to deliver some of the courses under this programme.
It has been fine-tuning its programme to suit your needs and we mark this special day to prioritise the importance of enhancing your skills in every facet of community development,’ she said. CETC’s dedication to empowering women demonstrates SPC’s long-term corporate commitment to address world-wide gender equality and Education for All priorities articulated in a number of international conventions and frameworks.
It continues to change and develop the courses to suit each country’s need. CETC is now registered under the Fiji Higher Education Commission and has received provisional registration of its certificate programme from the Commission. This year the Centre is offering a Certificate Level 3 programme for the first time, and will also use new delivery options to increase access to its programmes.
Head of CETC Dr Lia Maka commented, ‘Students this year will be given activities online using the online tool moodle as an alternative source of learning. This is part of an effort to offer distance and flexible modes of learning at CETC and beyond.’ The Centre will try out its first distance learning mode in partnership with the Vanuatu Rural Development and Training Centre Association (VRDTCA).
CETC is already registered as an external course provider in the Vanuatu Qualifications Framework (VQF) and plans to make the distance mode fully available by 2015. Since its establishment in 1963, 1634 women have graduated from the Community Development Programme and more than 500 have benefited from its enterprise training-of-trainers programmes. 2012 marks the 49th year for the regional training in Applied Community Development Studies.