Career and Technical Education

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Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education

Peter Ramirez

The vocational skills training and incentive program is a vital component of the Division of Administration, Educational Services and Specialized Education in Pohnpei. The program aims to foster basic vocational skills in children in pre-school, elementary, and high school, by developing and implementing appropriate curriculum and activity programs that are incorporated into each school’s instructional program.

The program is designed to provide children with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in traditional and modern agriculture, fishing techniques and safety at sea, woodwork and carpentry, metalwork, technical drawing, small engine operations and maintenance, home-keeping, community health and hygiene, computer use and basic programming, and sustainable development.

To achieve this, the program focuses on providing environmental safety and conservation for adequate instructors, classroom and land facilities, equipment, and materials. The program also collaborates with school Parents and Teacher Association, community and church leaders, business groups, as well as external private and governmental donors to support vocational skills development in each school based on the principle of active community involvement.

The vocational skills training and incentive program in Pohnpei recognizes the importance of community involvement in the development and implementation of vocational programs. Therefore, the program works with local communities to develop relevant and effective vocational training programs that meet the needs of the students, families, and local businesses.

The ultimate goal of the vocational skills training and incentive program is to equip students with the skills they need to become productive and successful members of society. By providing children with the opportunity to learn vocational skills from an early age, the program helps to create a more skilled workforce and a stronger economy. Moreover, by instilling a sense of community involvement, the program ensures that the benefits of vocational training are shared by all members of the community.

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