VIT’s tourism apprentice scheme underway
By Jason Abel.
The Vanuatu Institute of Technology (VIT) School of Tourism and Hospitality is currently conducting short trainings for 80 participants to support the tourism industry preparatory program once border reopens in July.
VIT confirmed that over 300 participants will participate in the program. Under COVID-19 SOPs, participants are divided daily with 40 students attending morning sessions and 40 in the afternoon. The program will end in June.
Participants are engaged in 4 modules to prepare them for work in the tourism and hospitality sector.
The program is part of the NZ government, through the New Zealand High Commission in Vanuatu’s recent VT3.2 million donation to the Vanuatu government through the Ministry of Education and Trainings.
One participant says she is happy to be part of the training where she has learned a lot of new things. She says she is excited to assist the tourism and hospitality sector once border reopens as well.
The government plans on reopening international borders this July.