Epauto Adventist Senior Secondary School introduces new vocational training courses

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Representatives from PVTC and Epauto signing the agreement to introduce the new vocational training courses.

Epauto Adventist Senior Secondary School (Vanuatu) has introduced six new vocational training courses, delivered in collaboration with Pacific Vocational Training Centre (PVTC), a privately-run vocational training institution.

The courses will transform the school’s learning environment, with students able to graduate with both a Year 10 or Year 12 certificate, as well as trade skills that will provide them with better career options.

Commencing on November 11, the new courses include: Certificate I in Automotive, Certificate II in Business Studies, Certificate II in Mechanical Engineering, Certificate II in Electrical Engineering, Certificate II in Computing and Certificate II in Plumbing.

Representatives from the Ministry of Education were there to witness the signing, including John Kaltau, principal training and scholarships officer, Jerol Joseph Arnhambat, from the tertiary sector of the Ministry of Education, and David Lambukley, CEO for Vanuatu Qualification Authority.

Pacific Vocational Training Centre CEO Joel George Toa, Epauto principal Wade Evans and Vanuatu Mission CFO Apisalome Seru were also present at the signing.

In addition to the improved educational options at Epauto, 11 students opted to be baptised at the school’s dedicatory service on October 25, 2019. The whole student body was there to witness the baptisms conducted by Pastor Thomas Seth. The program ended with lunch for everyone.