Labour Migration

Tuvalu seafarers refresher training

As part of the Pacific Climate Change Migration and Human Security (PCCMHS) programme, the ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries, together with IOM Fiji and the Tuvalu Government launched the 2nd cohort of the Tuvalu seafarers refresher training program on 21 June 2021.

32 seafarers registered to undergo the intense 4-week training facilitated by the Tuvalu Maritime Training Institute (TMTI) on topics such as survival techniques and personal safety at sea. The training program consisted of both theoretical and practical components that would require the participants’ full attendance in order to graduate with the Certifications.

Following the successful completion of the 1st cohort of the Tuvalu seafarers refresher training program in March 2021, which was funded by the IOM-led Multi Partner Trust Fund project ‘Enhancing food security and building socio-economic resilience to COVID-19 in Tuvalu’, the Department of Labour continued to receive strong interests in the refresher training initiative from aspiring seafarers.

The 2nd cohort of the Tuvalu seafarers refresher training program is funded by the ILO under the PCCMHS programme and is one of the people-centred activities being implemented in Tuvalu.

Tuvalu seafarers refresher training launch event on 21 June 2021.
Tuvalu seafarers during one of the practical training sessions.
Tuvalu seafarers during one of the practical training sessions.