Three new observers today began an intensive, technical five-month training with the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service (SIMS) in Honiara.
The three consist of two males and one female. Welcoming them, the Deputy Director of SIMS, Mr. Lloyd Tahani, told the new observers that they had been the lucky ones to have been selected from so many applicants.
“Consider yourself lucky and deserve this opportunity as the selection process is difficult as it involved a written aptitude test, followed by an interview.”
Mr. Tahani said that SIMS is a technical division and the training will also be intensive and highly technical covering both theoretical and practical components. Despite this, Mr. Tahani encouraged the three to work hard to get the required grades to be accepted as meteorological technicians.
“The training will be difficult, but you will have instructors who are capable and who have led the course so many times in the past. Many of the officers working with SIMS have now undergone this same training. If you successfully complete the program, you will contribute to the capacity of the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service and serve this country through this essential service,” he told the new officers.
It’s the 16the session of the same training that SIMS has provided in recent years. The program is recognized by the World Meteorological Organization and will be delivered by local instructors.
The training will run until 9e December 2022.