Eight Board Officials and Members of the National Training Council, Papua New Guinea headed by the Chairman, Mr. George Vaso visited the Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) on February 20, 2013, made possible through the coordination of the Embassy of Papua New Guinea in Manila. The visit was part of a one-week familiarization tour to various institutions in the Philippines.

The National Training Council has the authority to implement the National Training Policy in PNG. It has the responsibility of accrediting private training institutions through-out PNG, those abroad providing correspondence courses and overseas training providers wishing to register under PNG registration system and conduct training in Papua New Guinea.

Guests with CPSC Officials (Front Row, Sitting) Mr. George Vaso, Chairman, NTC and Dr. Mohammad Naim Yaakub, CPSC Director General

The Director General, Dr. Mohammad Naim Yaakub led the CPSC team in welcoming the delegation. He introduced CPSC to the guests as well as the program offerings. A summary of PNG’s participation to regional and in-country programs, and sub-regional programs/conference/symposium was also presented.

Mr. Vaso, on behalf of the team, likewise informed about the workings of NTC and expressed his appreciation to CPSC for the wonderful reception.

The discussion, which is the last part of the program, focused on the means on how to uplift the quality of capacity building programs in PNG to alleviate poverty and unemployment. Both parties agreed to keep in touch for possible collaboration in the future.