US educators ready to help Northern Marianas tackle skill shortage | Pacific Beat

US educators ready to help Northern Marianas tackle skill shortage

US educators ready to help Northern Marianas tackle skill shortage

Updated 10 December 2013, 9:14 AEST

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands is facing an imminent brain drain.

Changes to immigration regulations mean there is an urgent need for the Northern Marianas to start building their own professional workforce.

A US non-profit group, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, has offered to assist.

And chief executive Dr David Longanecker, who's in Saipan for the Micronesian Executive Summit, says he believes other Pacific nation's will follow CMNI's example.

Presenter:Richard Ewart

Speaker:Dr David Longanecker, chief executive, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

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