20 complete digital literacy course

Participants undertaking the digital literacy skills training with APTC. Picture: SUPPLIED

Twenty women completed the Digital Literacy Essentials (MC00013) micro-credential course, aimed at providing them with better employment prospects.

The training was done through the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) in collaboration with International Needs Fiji.

Most of the participants were unemployed single mothers and aspired to start small businesses to support their livelihoods. APTC Skills for Employment and Training director Tim Harbison said the targeted approach in working with International Needs Fiji to deliver the training helped APTC ensure inclusive educational outcomes.

“We believe that equal access to education and skills for women is essential to the health and social development of families, communities, and society as a whole,” he said.

Executive director for International Needs Fiji Tomu Raiviu said their goal was to transform lives and change communities by helping deliver skills for new opportunities.

“Working with APTC has enabled us to provide much-needed training to more women,” he said.

Participant Sereima Lebanimara found the training to be beneficial for her home-based screen printing, tie-dye and pastry-making business.

“The training taught me how to use the internet effectively so I can better promote my business on social media,” she said.

The micro-credential course was delivered over two days as part of a four-day training program that included jewellery-making and financial literacy sessions.

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