Ambassador and Madame Taupo Attend the Graduation Ceremony for the 2014 Tuvalu Youth Technician Training Program/陶敏德大使伉儷參加「103年度吐瓦魯青年技師培訓計畫」畢業典禮 / by Minute Taupo

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On the morning of 28th November, 2014, Ambassador Minute Alapati Taupo and Madame Seleta Kapua Taupo traveled to the Taichung-Changhua-Nantou Regional Branch of the Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor to attend the Graduation Ceremony for the first “Tuvalu Youth Technician Training Program.”  The President of Overseas Chinese University (which assisted in the culinary portion of the training program), the Director General of the Central Taiwan Office for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and officials from Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor were all in attendance. During the Ceremony, Ambassador Taupo made a short speech during which he commented that the Tuvaluan trainees were extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend a training program in Taiwan and that the professional skills they had cultivated during the program would contribute tremendously to Tuvalu’s development. Additionally, all attendees at the event were overjoyed that the twelve Tuvaluans who had participated in the program had shown outstanding progress and diligence during their training courses, which focused on cooking, automobile and motorcycle repair, electrical maintenance, and handicraft production. Near the end of the Graduation Ceremony, a representative from the Tuvalu trainee group, Mr. Taukiei Lesaa, was also invited to present a short speech. Mr. Lesaa thanked Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Labor for sponsoring the training program and providing an unforgettable opportunity for the trainees. Mr. Lesaa further led the trainees in presenting gifts to VIPs attending the Graduation Ceremony, including Ambassador Taupo, to show their appreciation for the support they had received while in Taiwan.

2014年11月28日上午,吐瓦魯國駐華大使陶敏德與大使夫人陶思靈於勞動部勞動力發展署中彰投分署參加第一屆「吐瓦魯青年技師培訓計畫」畢業典禮。僑光科技大學校長衛民、外交部中部辦事處處長黃榮國大使,及中華民國勞動部官員亦出席該畢業活動。畢業典禮中,陶敏德大使受邀致詞。大使致詞時,表示吐瓦魯學員有機會參加該培訓課程十分幸運,學員在台灣所培養的專業技能可為吐瓦魯帶來發展奇蹟。其他貴賓也都提到吐瓦魯學員參與「電器修護」、「汽(機)車修護」、「廚藝訓練」及「手工藝品製作」相關課程時表現優異,熱心向學的態度亦非常明顯。典禮接近尾聲時,最後主辦單位邀請吐瓦魯學員代表致詞。該代表感謝中華民國外交部與勞動部創辦該培訓課程並提供這難能可貴的機會,同時贈送學員所親自製作的手工禮品給在座貴賓。

Pictures of the Graduation Ceremony for the “Tuvalu Youth Technician Training Program,” as well as clips of speeches made during the event by the Ambassador and Tuvalu Trainee Representative Taukiei Lesaa, can be found below:

「103年度吐瓦魯青年技師培訓計畫」畢業典禮照片,及陶敏德大使與學員代表在典禮中致詞的影片如下: