GP Leads Foreign Worker Partnership

( The Sun Editorial)

GUADALCANAL PROVINCE is leading the way in the labour mobility programme to seek employment for its people.

This is made possible through the partnership Guadalcanal Province established with the Canadian International Training and Education Corp (CITREC) in recent years.

CITREC is a leader in providing Canadian standard education and training for certificate and diploma programmes.

Students from Guadalcanal have been training under CITREC and will soon be employed by Canadian companies especially in the tourism and hospitality sector.

Premier Anthony Veke who is currently in Canada has received offer of employment from major Canadian employers who are ready to employ Guadalcanal graduates under the CITREC programme.

This is indeed good news for Guadalcanal Province.

Premier Veke said in doing so, the Canadian Government through CITREC is helping a family, a province or even the nation through remittances that the Guadalcanal employees will give to their families when they are working in Canada.

This relationship established between Guadalcanal and CITREC is what the national government should also do for us as a nation.

We need labour mobility beyond our traditional friends of Australia and New Zealand.

We must explore other opportunities for our people to work in other places like Canada, Japan, China, Taiwan, USA, South America, Middle East, Europe or elsewhere.

For this opportunity that Guadalcanal Province has taken, their leaders must be commended.

And when Guadalcanal people are employed by Canadian companies by mid this year, it must be taken seriously.

They would be our ambassadors in Canada and as such, must carry our national flag and that of their province high whilst working in a foreign land.

Guadalcanal Province is indeed taking the lead in caring for its people in finding employment and preparing for statehood.

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