Close to three months ago, 14 brave souls departed on a mission, destination Taiwan. On Christmas Day, the group will finally hug their loved ones following completion of the 2018 Vocational Training Project for Pacific Countries sponsored by the ROC/Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund.
The course brought together trainees from Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Nauru and Tuvalu to engage in hands-on IT equipment applications and maintenance, motor vehicle mechanics, and refrigeration, plumbing and air condition trainings.
The Taichung-Changhua-Nantou Regional Branch Workforce Development Agency under the Ministry of Labor supervised the project.
Name of trainees and their respective fields:
• IT Equipment Applications and Maintenance: Stephen Loeak (NTA), Charleston Maddison (NTA), Maynard Loeak (BOMI), Dyron Lanwi (CMI) and Jakio Lanwe (Ebeye MOE).
• Motor Vehicle Mechanics: Daniel Jatios (Ebeye Stevedore), Atjang Paul, Jr (NTA) and Danny Joel (Public Works).
• Refrigeration, Plumbing and Air Condition: Wijji Alberttar (MWSC), Rizal Chee (Public Works), Aaron Botla (Public Works), Rien Hansen (MOE), Donald Riklon (USP) and Caster Samuel (MWSC).
Read more about this in the December 28, 2018 edition of the Marshall Islands Journal.