The Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), in partnership with the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) surveyed enterprises to assess skills needs of businesses in Vanuatu. The survey was carried out between October and November 2022 and was completed by 478 enterprises from five sectors: agriculture (business license category K), manufacturing (business license category B), services 3 (business license categories F1-4), tourism and hospitality (business license categories D3 & E3) and trade (C). Participating enterprises were in Vanuatu’s Shefa, Sanma, Tafea, and Malampa provinces.
This report presents key survey findings and insights and is divided into the following sections:
- Section 1 provides an overview of the labour market context in Vanuatu, including an assessment of the skills shortages expected in the next 12 months; the impact of labour mobility on enterprises and sectors; an examination of skills and jobs in which enterprises employ foreign workers; and analysis of the challenges experienced recruiting new staff in the past three months.
- Section 2 examines the crosscutting skills needs of junior, intermediate, and senior staff, from an operational, administrative and soft skills perspective. Key survey findings are presented by economic sector and enterprise size.
- Section 3 analyzes the specific industry sector skills needs of enterprises in the agriculture, manufacturing, service, tourism and hospitality, and trade sectors.
The objective of producing this report is to provide up to date data on specific skills needs of the private sector, and analysis on the impact of labour mobility programs on key industry sectors, to better inform dialogue and decision-making. The five sectors selected to survey are the top fi ve contributors to Gross domestic product (GDP), therefore tend to be the largest employers of staff (not including the public sector).
Printed copies will be available in early April, 2023.
VCCI and APTC would like to acknowledge the participation of all enterprises that took part in the survey. For a copy of the full survey please contact VCCI.