Solomon Islands’ policies and systems that address development of the country’s workforce are at the centre of a workshop which opened in Honiara this morning.
The workshop, being held over the next three days, is by the Government, the World Bank and relevant stakeholders.
A World Bank statement today said the workshop will seek the expertise of employers, training providers, government policy makers, donor partners and NGOs to discuss and assess Solomon Islands’ workforce development systems.
The statement said seven out of ten Solomon Islanders are under the age of 29, and the working-age population is set to increase by 30 per cent in the next decade.
It says because of this, Solomon Islands needs systems which prepares its people for employment and livelihood opportunities.
The assessment is supported by the World Bank, the Australian Aid Program and the Government of Solomon Islands and is part of a joint program of analysis and interventions that wants to assess and strengthen workforce development systems, training and employment.