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ETDA participates at the National Skills Competition

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 23:25

ETDA's principal trainer in Hospitality Mana Luisa and her two students Maria and Domingos participated in the National Skills Competition held on 18th September 2014.  The event occurred at ETDA Education Commercial Kitchen with students and trainers from 3 other vocational training centres such as DIT, SVDJ and CCIT from Manatuto.  "It was good to see ETDA's Education Commercial Kitchen been used to such an important event.  The event brought teachers and students from their respective training centres to work as a team and show what they can produced.  We did not see this event as a competition between our centres but as an opportunity to see where our skills in Hospitality industry are at the moment." said Ms Palmira Pires, ETDA Director.  "Congratulations to all, and I hope this type of event is just the beginning" concluded Ms Pires.  The event was organised by SEPFOPE/INDMO and funded by ADB Skills Training Project. 

Results of the Global Competitiveness report 2014-2015

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 14:58

It is finally out....please check  to find the results of the Executive Opinion Business Survey collected by ETDA & TLCC (Timor-Leste Chamber of Commerce).  Timor-Leste rank 136 out of 144 nations, an increased by 2 points in comparison to last year's result.

ETDA delivers tourism training in Atauro

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 21:58

ETDA delivered a pilot tourism training to the newly created Atauro Tourism group (GTA) on 18-21 August 2014) - 20 participants attended this training delivered by Mana Herminia and Maun Jeca, supported by VSA Tourism Adviser Mana Carolina. The project was funded by ILO. "I really enjoyed this training, it was good to see the trainers sharing their knowledge to us. I learned a lot" said one of the participants Mario, an employee from a Guesthouse. The objective of this training is to provide capacity building to employees of guesthouses in order to increase their services and their knowledge about tourism and tourists. 

ETDA receives a visit from Veterans from Australia

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 11:19

Thursday, 21 August 2014,  ETDA received a visit from 3 Veterans from Australia who are here on an official visit to Timor-Leste to establish a friendship cooperation with Timor-Leste veterans.  ETDA currently manages a Scholarship Program funded by a veteran from Australia Captain Colin Doil from 2nd/2nd Independent Company World War II.  Currently there are 214 recipients under this scholarship spread in the 13 districts.  During the visit 13 Oan Kiak Scholarship recipients had the opportunity to meet these veterans and ended the meeting by having afternoon tea at ETDA Hospitality Training Restaurant. 

ETDA Hospitality students puts into practice what they learned...

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 14:47

Friday, 15th August 2014 - 16 students from ETDA Hospitality course gets real practice at ETDA Education Restaurant.  38 people came to eat at ETDA's Education Restaurant.  "The food was delicious and tasty.  The staff were friendly and very professional" says one client. "When I came in, I got a shock, this really looks like a restaurant" said another client.  A big thank you for all your support and Congratulations to ETDA Students and Staff!Well done!

ETDA Education Restaurant opens for lunch - Fri 15th Aug only

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 16:39

This FRIDAY August 15 the ETDA Education Restaurant will be open for lunch! 
This lunch is a practical evaluation for our latest class of hospitality students, who will be cooking and serving.
We hope you can support ETDA's students by being a 'real' customer in our restaurant, and helping us to evaluate our students' skills.
There are a limited number of tables remaining, so book yours now!
You can let us know by commenting here on the ETDA Timor-Lestefacebook page, or using the contact details provided.

ETDA participates at CPLP

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 16:39

On Sunday 20th July 2014, some of ETDA students and staff participated at the VIP dinner for CPLP Ministers of Finance hosted by Ministry of Finance, Gov. of Timor-Leste. The event was held at the 10th Floor of the New MOF Building. Bemvindo CPLP!!

Computer Manuals fresh from the print

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 16:45

Our brand new Manuals for our Computer courses have just arrived. This gear will make our computer courses more efficient, easier to practice at home and much more fun.

ETDA participates at the Professional Career Fair

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 20:33

Professional Career Fair is a yearly event (25-27 July 2014) to provide information to students who have completed senior high school to help them choose their career path. This was an opportunity for ETDA Training Centre to show its services, particularly the services provided by ETDA Tourism & Hospitality Training Centre.


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