John Tahiapa
Mr. John Tahiapa
Assistant Commissioner of Labour, NTTT.

Questions and Answers on Trade Apprenticeship  Training in Solomon Islands.Please download below document for more information.

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NATIONAL TRADE TESTING TRAINING & CERTIFICATION UNIT

  1. To UPGRADE and PROMOTE the general standards of Tradesman ship through skills dissemination, certification and accreditation in the country in order to increase and improve productivity.
  2. To grade every tradesman according to the degree of proficiency achieved in his /her trade test
  3. To motivate and encourage tradesman to develop their skills and take Trade test to upgrade themselves and thereby become involve in the continuous learning process so essential in the modern industry.
  4. To provide successful Tradesman with Nationally/Regionally recognized TRADE certificate.
  5. To create more opportunities for persons to learn a trade or skill and upgrade themselves through the approved levels of Testing and certification.
  6. To establish and maintain a strong tripartite relationship between – industries, training institutions and the Government(Labour Division) through ISAG (Industry Standard Advisory Group) 

LEGAL PROVISION

The NTTT & C Unit of the LABOUR DIVISION is mandated to enact the Legal provision of

  1. The LABOUR (APPRENTICESHIP RULES) CAP 73
  2. Section 80 of the LABOUR ACT.

FUNCTIONS OF THE UNIT

The APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME

  1. Administration and custodian of the Contract of Apprenticeship for Apprentices at the Solomon Island National University, school of technology.
  2. Regulate and Monitor the apprenticeship program-on and off the job Training.

NTTTC ACTIVITIES

1.) The APPRENTICESHIP Scheme program;

  • Screening, accepting of applicants for the MCILI/LABOUR sponsorship program
  • Carrying out the requirement of our obligation as sponsors – Student allowances, safety wears, verification of names for payment of tuition fees, facilitation of holiday leaves and seafarers.
  • Arrangement of Practical attachment for Apprentice on the job Training with the industry.
  • Conducting the Trade Proficiency Examination for ALL Trades: HVPM,LMVM,ELECTRICAL ,PAT,C&J Trades(Graduated Trade Apprentice)
  • Visit Industries where apprentices are doing practical attachments.

2) NTTTC SCHEME – Non Formal

  • Prepare and endorse exam papers through the ISAG
  • Touring all Province to carry out the Trade Testing for RTCs and VTCs at Basic, Intermediate and Final level.
  • Assessment of results, preparation of certificates and dissemination of certificates.
  • Provide references and recommendations for candidates for employment and /or further studies.
  • Conduct Trade test upon request to experienced workers within the industry without formal training.