USP Pacific TAFE Launches Edutainment with Tofiga Fepuleai

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The University of the South Pacific (USP), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) is launching a flagship initiative based on the concept of Edutainment – the act of learning through a medium that both educates and entertains.
The initiative will provide an opportunity to the Year 12 and 13 students, teachers, parents and stakeholders to learn more about Pacific TAFE’s Technical and Vocational Training (TVET) programmes at the Alafua Campus, Samoa.
USP Pacific TAFE has obtained the services of Tofiga Fepulea’i, a renowned Samoan celebrity who will act as USP Pacific TAFE regional ambassador promoting Pacific TAFE’s vocational programmes with a session USP Alafua campus held yesterday Tuesday October 8, 2019.
In Tofigalesque style he will also be ‘Samoanising’ the narrative for potential students in the context of pathways, dispelling the perception of the Alafua Campus & TVET track being exclusively agriculture, industry & blue collar programmes.
Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) is a strategically amalgamated and integrated learning and teaching section, which offers high quality Skills Based Qualifications (SBQ’s), Foundation, and Preliminary studies.
The programmes provide employment opportunities at entry and para professional levels, pathways for higher studies at USP where approved, and career advancement for working people.
Tofiga with the Samoa Robotics Team and their locally built robot, “Bob Titilo” 
The USP revised Strategic Plan 2019-2021- Shaping Pacific Futures states ‘Our vision is to shape Pacific futures by empowering students, staff and alumni to become inspirational agents of positive change leading to innovative, cohesive, resilient and sustainable communities’.
The five learning and teaching units for Pacific TAFE are;
• College of Business and Commerce
• College of Tourism & Hospitality
• College of Arts & Humanities
• College of Science, Technology & Environment
• Workforce Development Training Unit (WDTU)
Pacific TAFE incorporates interdisciplinary colleges and centers. The Foundation Arts, Foundation Business, Foundation Science Programmes have been given recognition by Universities in New Zealand.
The WDTU of Pacific TAFE is a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) United Kingdom certified center and offers accredited short courses; currently 100 short courses are fully accredited.
The university has increased in its involvement as the vigor of its academia using international linkages research projects, assessments and outcomes. The overall success of USP’s vision and mission is recognising Samoa’s education, vocational and research needs.
Should you require any further information please contact Campus Coordinator for Samoa, Magele Vernon Mackenzie at Ph.21671 ext. 320 | PacTAFE office Ph. 8400786 or at vernon.mackenzie@usp.ac.fj
University of the South Pacific – Alafua Campus
Pacific Technical And Further Education (Pacific TAFE)
‘Shaping Pacific Futures’