BY CHRIS ALEX
SOLOMON Power’s participation at this year’s Solomon Islands National Institute of Sport – 2023 Pasifiki Athlete Career & Education Expo has provided information to many young people – students and sports athletes about various work opportunities as a first professional step and concrete actions to boost their employability.
This year’s annual Pasifiki Athlete Career & Education Expo was recently at the Solomon Islands National Institute of Sports (SINIS) High-Performance Center as a launchpad to equip athletes to identify future career opportunities in the country.
Solomon Power’s Marketing Manager, Stanley Teahohonoa expressed to SUNDAY ISLES his enthusiasm for being part of the program and sharing the exciting employment opportunities the company is offering to young athletes and attendees.
Stanley said that the company’s innovative Apprenticeship Program, program is specially designed to address the issue of unemployment, primarily targeting school dropouts from Form 6 and Form 7.
“The program is divided into two categories: Trade Apprentices and Technician Apprentices.
“The Apprentice Program aims to equip the youth with valuable skills and training, giving them a chance to pursue a rewarding career path,” Solomon Power’s Marketing Manager said. “Solomon Power is committed to uplifting the younger generation and empowering them with the tools needed to secure a bright future.”
Stanley said he was delighted at the opportunity to share Solomon Power’s vision and the career opportunities, the Apprentice Program offers. By reaching out to young athletes and other attendees, the company aims to inspire and encourage them to explore the various possibilities within the energy sector.
He said the SINIS Athlete Career & Education Expo served as an ideal platform for Solomon Power to connect with potential future employees, share valuable insights, and emphasize their commitment to creating a skilled workforce and reducing unemployment in the Solomon Islands.
“As the country continues to develop, initiatives like the Apprentice Program play a crucial role in shaping the next generation of skilled workers and contributing to the nation’s growth and prosperity,” Standley said.
As a State-Owned Enterprise (SOE), Solomon Power (SIEA) is the principal supplier of electricity in the Solomon Islands, dedicated to providing a safe, reliable, affordable, and accessible supply of electricity to the nation. With a focus on youth empowerment and skill development, Solomon Power is actively contributing to tackling unemployment challenges and fostering a brighter future for the country’s youth.
According to Solomon Power, the Company is an Equal Opportunity employer and they base all recruitment decisions on merit.
“To thrive in the Solomon Power work culture and environment, learning to work as a team is vital. Teams within Solomon Power are comprised of individuals from various ethnicity, religious backgrounds, sexual orientation, and gender. It is thus critical that individuals joining our Team are open-minded, respectful of human dignity, and share our desire to see everyone prosper and grow professionally.”