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Pacific Skills Summit addresses gaps in job market

June 25, 2019 12:25 pm

More than 300 delegates attended the opening of the inaugural Pacific Skills Summit at the University of the South of Pacific in Suva this morning.

President of Nauru and Chairman of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Baron Waqa called on delegates to ensure the deliberations are actionable.

He laid out the key areas that require focus including future work in the Pacific among other strategic measures to address the region’s skills needs.

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“A Pacific Skills Portal to establish a regional labour market and skills data platform through which national and regional research data on the international labour market and workforce development can be easily accessed and shared among us all.”

The two-day summit will also include more than 30 speakers from 12 countries that will aim to illustrate where the skills market is in the region, identify the gaps and address the necessary training going forward.

The Pacific Skills Summit will conclude tomorrow.

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