“Hellen Samo holds an Australian qualification from the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) in Painting and Decorating, joining the many women unveiling their potential in Solomon Islands’ trades industries.
“Hellen, an APTC alumna from Malaita province, has a Certificate III level qualification in a field that is rare for Solomon Island women to explore. She is one of 10 Solomon Island women with a qualification from APTC in painting and decorating, and aims to encourage other women in trades to take up the challenge.
“An amateur who first learned the tricks of the painting and decorating trade from her uncle, Hellen decided to take her skills to another level through training at APTC in 2018.
“For Hellen, much has changed when it comes to delivering skills and outputs of high standard and quality.
“She says demand for her products has increased and since studying at APTC, she feels more confident about what she has produced through her newfound skills.”
Source – APTC
APTC is supported by the Australian Government and managed by TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275).