A delegation from the Solomon Islands Government is currently visiting selected Pacific Islands countries to observe how they manage and administer their in-service training programme.

The delegation comprises consultant in the Ministry of Public Service Bernard Bata'anisia and Assistant Secretary of the Ministry of Public Service and Chair of the Public Service in-service training Committee Wilfred Atomea.

The aim of the trip was to experience how Fiji, Samoa and Vanuatu manage and administer their in-service training policy. Solomon Islands is currently one of the countries in the Region that is without a public service training policy.

The visit would then enable the delegation to draw learning experiences for a new public service training policy for the Solomon Islands Government.

For a developing country like Solomon Islands, continuous training of its workforce and manpower is important to equip its officers with new skills and information needed to meet the ever increasing challenges in their work environment.

The delegation returns to Solomon Islands this week to finalise and compile their report before presenting it to the Government.