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More women training in plumbing

KIT supports equal gender representation across all of its courses. This includes encouraging women to participate in non-traditional trades if they wish to. In 2022, KIT saw a particular increase in women’s participation in the Plumbing certificate courses. The KIT plumbing qualification consists of Certificate II in Plumbing, Certificate II in Metal Roofing and Cladding […]

Graduate Profile: Baintakea Teiwaki, Abemama

Baintakea Teiwaki, graduated from KIT Abemama with a Certificate I in English on 3rd December 2022. Baintakea attended school at Chevalier College when she was 16 where she was supported as a student. When Bantakea left school, she began working as a primary school monitor at Te Tongo Primary School in Abemama. While working there, she […]

Investing in people through inclusive education practice

The 24th January is International Day of Education. The 2023 theme is ‘to invest in people, prioritise education’. KIT invests in an inclusive approach to education and seeks to support all students in their choice of training. To support its focus on inclusive education delivery, KIT engaged a group of staff in an online disability […]

KIT hosts Skills for Employment Partnerships event

“I know that many of you have travelled long distances to be here and I welcome you to our shores and KIT. This positive turnout of invited guests and the public engagement is a sign of the respect that the Ministry of Employment and Human Resource and Kiribati Institute of Technology has within our community […]

KIT receives Kiribati’ first 3D printer

It might look small and unassuming but this is high-tech!  The Australian Government funded Kiribati Facility has supported the purchase of a 3D printer for Kiribati Institute of Technology – the first to arrive in Kiribati! The printer arrived at KIT in early 2022. This new piece of adaptive tech equipment will provide access to […]

2022 Open Day Highlights

KIT Open Day is held every year as a mid-year celebration of KIT skills and training open to the public. The 2022 Open Day was held in Thursday 4th of August. Open Day provides an opportunity for the KIT community to showcase skills to the public through demonstrations, products and services. This year featured a […]

Menstrual Hygiene pilot makes a difference

The Australian Government funded Kiribati Facility has been supporting Kiribati Institute of Technology (KIT) with the continuation of its pilot project for the provision of menstrual hygiene management (MHM) products for students. The pilot began in 2021 and the products have so far been distributed to KIT’s Mother’s Club and, more recently, its Bridging students. […]

Staff and students learning online

This year KIT has completed the major rollout of an online learning platform for staff training and student learning. KIT has launched an ‘English for Staff’ learning module that has been designed for offering English language improvement training for KIT staff. The Moodle software has been implemented by the Kiribati Facility and supported by the […]

KIT Alumni Profile: Kutai Rorobuaka

This alumni profile features KIT’s Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Kutai Rorobuaka, who is a 2011 graduate of KIT’s Certificate II in Business. Kutai enquired with KIT’s administration back at the beginning of 2011 as to what course might be best for her to find future work in. She admired the office staff and their capabilities, […]

Supporting vulnerable community members during lockdown

United Nations research suggests that during the global COVID-19 pandemic some of the people in the community who already experience challenges accessing support are more likely to face increased difficulty or hardship. This includes women experiencing sexual and/or domestic violence and people living with disability. Supporting women The KIT partnership with Kiribati Women and Children […]

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