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BIG success

BIG have had another productive year, gaining more commissions and projects that build on the services they provide. From August to October 2021, their work for the public was focused upon furniture services. They have sold numerous furniture items, such as beds, chest of drawers, baby cots and food storage cabinets. The participants at the […]

KIT Alumni Profile

Tabuia Kautabuki’s, 2016 graduate in Certificate II in Electro-Technology & Sustainable Energy  KIT’s graduates and I-Kiribati workers have the opportunity through the support of the Australian Government to apply for jobs in Australia as part of the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility Scheme. Tabuia Kautabuki gained employment under this scheme in 2017 to current. First, he […]

Employment Support Services prepare workers for international jobs

KIT’s Employment Support Services (ESS) hosted another pre-departure briefing for I-Kiribati who were heading overseas for employment in Australia. These cohorts were selected from the Ministry of Employment and Human Resource and have come together from both meat processing and aged care industries to be briefed on things to know when in country. Some of […]

Clean, green growth

  In 2021, KIT has increased its efforts to reduce the effects of waste and promote sustainable approaches to the environment through education. It has become an annual tradition for KIT Alumni to come together for rubbish clean-up days on campus and mangrove planting along the shoreline to protect against erosion. These environmentally focussed activities […]

Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) pilot project

Student Support Services at KIT have been working with advisers from the Kiribati Facility on a pilot project to provide emergency period products and educate female students on menstrual hygiene management. It was identified in meetings that some female students were missing classes when having issues around their getting their period. The team decided to […]

10 questions with Australian High Commissioner, David Yardley

KIT have continued with this theme of ’10 things’ for Open Day 2021, leading on from 10 years of skills training partnership celebrated earlier this year, in an interview with the Australian High Commission to Kiribati about what education means to him and his role in Kiribati. Look out for the other Open Day campaign […]

Disability Awareness Training: creating attitudes for success

KIT recently held two Disability Awareness Training sessions for its staff and students in March and April, 2021. The training sessions were organised by Beia Temango who is undertaking his work placement for Certificate II in Community Services at KIT with the Student Support Services unit, and were presented to staff and students at the Betio Campus maneaba and the School of Nursing and Health at Bikenibeu.

KIT staff training with KWCSC highlights safety and support in responding to reports of sexual and gender based violence

Kiribati Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Kiribati Women and Children’s Support Centre (KWCSC) signed an MOU to provide counselling support and referral for female students experiencing sexual and gender based violence in November 2020. The Australian Government has supported the partnership initiative and training programs with specialist advisors, resources and staff working with the […]

Alumni Awards Ceremony 2021

KIT hosted an event to acknowledge former KIT graduate’s progress and achievement in their professional fields. The aim of the awards ceremony is to support the development of the Alumni community and provide a professional network.

10 years of skills training partnership: virtual morning tea celebration

On Tuesday 26th January, KIT’s Officer in Charge, Bannau Tiiata, was joined in person by The Honorable Minster for Employment and Human Resource, Taabeta Amuera Teakai and The Australia High Commissioner to Kiribati, Bruce Cowled, at KIT to mark 10 years of skills training partnership supported by Australian aid in Kiribati. ‘Te Katiteuanaaki’, (Kiribati for […]

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