EU - PACTVET Project: Fiji Training Needs Analysis Report
The European Union Pacific Technical and Vocational Education and Training on Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Adaptation (PacTVET) project falls under component three within the broader Adapting to Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (ACSE) programme. The project is being implemented by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in partnership with the University of the South Pacific (USP) over a period of 53 months and is being funded by the European Union. The importance of setting the training needs/gaps must be upheld since it sets the baseline for the development of or tailoring of each P-ACP counties’ sustainable energy training requirements. Each P- 4 ACP country could have unique factor(s) that need to be made known so that the objective and the purpose of the project can be realized in each of the P-ACP countries
An integrated and inclusive consultative approach was undertaken in the light of Fiji’s current development performance and the increasingly demands in search of solutions to Climate Change adaptations and Sustainable Energy alternatives. This Fiji In-country report compilation resulted from the consultations and outcomes of four processes, namely:
Consultative Workshop Meeting (Training Needs & Gap Analysis)
A series of EU PACTVET roundtable meetings
Desktop literature survey
Personal communications through email, telephone and office visitation.
Report captures a training needs and gaps data matrix for Fiji. Based on the consultative meetings analysis and training needs and gaps analysis captured for Fiji, there are some suggestions that are highlighted below that would provide insights for further deliberation and decision making. There are needs and gaps identified in the industry and the market to be strengthened through developing appropriate training in certain areas: