The Kiribati Facility is the third phase of the Australian Government’s investment in the Kiribati skills sector. It is made up of three components: the Skills for Employment Program (delivered through the Kiribati Institute of Technology), the Employment Support Services, and the Flexible Support Facility.
Kiribati Institute of Technology is one of the region’s leading tertiary institutions offering internationally recognised qualifications. This year it was granted accreditation as a higher education and training provider by the Pacific Board for Educational Quality, one of the first accreditations awarded to an institution from a small Pacific nation.
The Kiribati Institute of Technology is committed to increasing participation and social inclusion. Some key initiatives this year include:
- IT training for students with a vision impairment, with the goal of providing pathways that promote access to future work opportunities for people with disabilities
- The Certificate I in Bridging was launched in partnership with ChildFund (see case study)
- The Community Support Strategy, which guides the program’s focus on gender equity and inclusion at KIT by increasing the participation of young women, men and disadvantaged groups.
The Employment Support Service continued to assist graduates to search for jobs, prepare job applications and practice for interviews. It also supports I-Kiribati workers to prepare for overseas employment opportunities that are organised through the Ministry of Employment and Human Resource.