Tuvalu Atoll Science Technology Training Institute

Tuvalu Atoll Science Technology Training Institute (TASTII) is a tertiary institution that offers technical and vocational education on Funafuti atoll in Tuvalu.[1]

Tuvalu Atoll Science Technology Training Institute (TASTII)
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Typepublic
Established20 December 2017 (20 December 2017)
Location
08°31′S 179°12′E / 8.517°S 179.200°E / -8.517; 179.200Coordinates: 08°31′S 179°12′E / 8.517°S 179.200°E / -8.517; 179.200
CampusFongafale

Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga as Minister for Public Utilities and Infrastructures launched TASTTI on 20 December 2017.[2] Sopoaga described TASTTI as part of the national strategies of Tuvalu “to provide high quality education; to equip people with hands-on knowledge and skills to develop more self-reliance, as well as resilience against the impacts of climate change”,[2] and referred to the effects on the atolls of Tuvalu of Cyclone Pam in 2015 as driving the effort to build resilience against the impacts of climate change.[2]

Tuvalu Atoll Science Technology Training Institute (TASTII) is one of four tertiary institutions offering technical and vocational courses. The others are Tuvalu Maritime Training Institute (TMTI), Australian Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) and University of the South Pacific (USP) Extension Centre.[1] Technical and Vocational Skills Development (TVSD) in Tuvalu is supported by the Australian Pacific Training Coalition (APTC).[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Tuvalu Theory of Change Coalition Consultation". The University of the South Pacific. 6 July 2020. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Tuvalu Atoll Science and Technology Training Institute launches". Fenui News. 6 January 2018. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  3. ^ "How TVET Change Happens: Tuvalu Stakeholder Perspectives" (PDF). Australian Pacific Training Coalition (APTC). November 2019. Retrieved 10 January 2021.