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Analysis: Graduates get jobs in formal sector despite tough economic conditions

In a slow economy getting jobs in the formal sector can prove difficult. But Rohan Fox, a Researcher at the Australian National University's Crawford Policy Centre, says his research suggests that graduates of the University of Papua New Guinea do find employment.
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Unitech’s new ‘Uni-City’ development to get underway next year, says Vice-Chancellor

A new development on the Papua New Guinea University of Technology's campus in Lae will give PNG's second city its first shopping mall. Vice-Chancellor Dr Albert Schram tells Business Advantage PNG the plan includes housing, shops, banks and business offices.
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Lae’s Unitech undergoes ‘cultural change’ to produce better qualified students

Albert Schram, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Technology (Unitech) in Lae, tells Business Advantage PNG that the institution is undergoing a broad ‘cultural change’. The aim is to create closer ties with business in order to produce better qualified graduates.
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Overcoming chronic lack of skilled tradespeople in Papua New Guinea requires more government funding, say industry leaders

An analysis of foreign workers coming to Papua New Guinea since 2000 indicates a chronic lack of skilled tradespeople, according to Lae-based business leaders. While skills training initiatives are under way, an expected surge in mining projects over the next few years highlights the urgency for more skilled workers.
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