The Bridging course is designed in partnership with ChildFund Kiribati to create an education pathway for early school leavers and youth without employment.
Students complete a Certificate I in Bridging over a 12 month period and is delivered by KIT with support from ChildFund Kiribati Youth Workers. The Bridging course has been delivered ongoing since 2017 and to date has been delivered to communities in Betio, Bonriki and Abemama.
From 2020 the Certificate I in Bridging is accredited under the Educational Quality and Assessment Programme (EQAP) of The Pacific Community (SPC). The course is quality assured through the Pacific Qualifications Framework.
The objectives of the Bridging course are:
To improve the employability and language skills of I-Kiribati youth so they can secure employment.
To enhance the opportunities for ongoing learning for disengaged young people.