Press Release - With the completion of the final examinations for Year 12 and Year 13 students last week, students and teachers are now all set for their final activities to farewell 2017.
One of these activities is the national Technical and Vocational Education and Training (T.V.E.T.) Exhibitions where students of 35 Colleges (Government, Mission and Private) will showcase and exhibit their work for the public to see.
The exhibitions will be held at the Salelologa Market, Savaii on 28th November and in Upolu at the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture, Malifa on the 1st December.
The exhibitions will be an opportunity for all Secondary Schools to display the products that students have produced from their major curriculum projects for the following vocational subjects: Design Technology, Health and Physical Education, Visual Arts, Agricultural Science, Food & Textiles Technology and Music and Performing Arts.
Students’ exhibits will include a range of woodwork projects, handicrafts, fabric designs, musical displays, agricultural products, paintings and much more.
TVET courses are often regarded as a ‘second option’ compared to the academic stream but this is a mindset that needs to change.
T.V.E.T. equips young people not only with vocational skills, but with a broad range of knowledge, skills and attitudes that are now recognized as indispensable for meaningful participation in work and life.
The Associate Minister for the Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development Tofa Li’o Foleni will be the Guest Speaker for Savaii, while the former Minister for Education, Magele Mauiliu Magele will be the Guest Speaker for Upolu.
The M.E.S.C. acknowledges with appreciation the generous support of S.S.A.B, Business Systems Limited, Fale Ink, Bluebird Lumber and Samoa Broadcasting Ltd TV1.
Their invaluable support has made this important programme for students possible.
The development of T.V.E.T. programmes in secondary schools is a priority for Government and the Education Sector which allocates funding for it each year to ensure the provision of consumables for the courses.
The public is warmly invited to the exhibitions.