In the second half of 2016, the Board embraced a proposal for OCTEC to donate the equipment and expertise to establish an IT training facility at Goldie College in the Solomon Islands. This is OCTEC's first international aid project. The Goldie facility is maintained and supported by the OCTEC IT team based in Orange, NSW.
OCTEC CEO Andrew McDougall lead a small delegation to the Solomons in January 2017 to officially launch the new facility. This is Goldie College's first ever IT Lab and the first in the Solomon Islands.