Ambassador and Madame Taupo Attend the Opening Ceremony of 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」開訓典禮 / by Minute Taupo

On the afternoon of 1st September, 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 Opening Ceremony for the first “Tuvalu Youth Technician Training Program.”  The President of Overseas Chinese University, which will be assisting in the culinary portion of the training program, as well as officials from Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor and the Central Taiwan Office for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, were also in attendance and welcomed the twelve Tuvaluan students who were granted admission to the program.

The “Tuvalu Youth Technician Training Program” is a three-month course initiated by the Government of Tuvalu and Taiwan’s Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Labor.  Talented Tuvaluan candidates are awarded scholarships to study at the program and attend courses in culinary training, automobile and motorcycle repair, electrical maintenance, or handicraft production depending on their vocations and areas of interest.  The program participants will also attend field trips and factory visits at Taiwanese enterprises relevant to their skill sets and have the further opportunity to engage in sightseeing tours of Taiwan.

201491日下午,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」之開訓典禮。僑光科技大學校長衛民,及中華民國勞動部與外交部中部辦事處官員,亦出席該開訓活動。陶敏德大使與其他貴賓撥冗參加該典禮,目的是為了歡迎將參與「吐瓦魯青年技師培訓計畫」之十二位吐瓦魯學員。十二位學員於830日抵達台灣,目前居住於勞動力發展署中彰投分署之培訓校園宿舍。

「吐瓦魯青年技師培訓計畫」是為期三個月之培訓課程。吐瓦魯政府因對勞動力發展署中彰投分署所舉辦之培訓課程甚感興趣,故請中華民國外交部委託勞動部辦理「吐瓦魯青年技師培訓計畫」。該計畫為吐瓦魯學員提供補助,使他們能在台參加與他們職業相關之「電器修護」、「汽(機)車修護」、「廚藝訓練」及「手工藝品製作」課程。參與該課程的學員亦可參觀與他們職業相關的公司與工廠,而且有機會參加中彰投分署所安排之旅遊欣賞台灣美麗的風景

Pictures of the Opening Ceremony for the “Tuvalu Youth Technician Training Program,” as well as a clip of the Ambassador’s speech during the event can be found below:

103年度吐瓦魯青年技師培訓計畫」開訓典禮之照片及陶敏德大使在典禮中致詞的影片如下