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Entrepreneurial, Careers Fair To Develop Students’ Skills

Entrepreneurial, Careers Fair To Develop Students’ Skills
Ministry of Communication and Information technology Permanent Secretary, Ewan Perrin (left) with Ministry of Forest and Fisheries enforcement Hilda Lobendahn at Ministry of Fisheries booth during USP entrepreneurial and career fair 2016. Photo: RONALD KUMAR.
April 20
11:44 2016

‘Students will get an idea on what it takes to actually develop into an entrepreneur’

 

The Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) at the University of the South Pacific opened their faculty focus session as a part of USP’s annual entrepreneurial and careers fair yesterday.

FSTE dean Associate Professor Anjeela Jokhan said they organised the week-long programme to give students the opportunity to find out what goes on in industries such as information and communications technology (ICT) and food industries.

“In this time and age, universities are focused on giving students the opportunity as such to innovate, create and if students are interested, to become entrepreneurs which is one of the focuses in USP’s strategic plan,” Mrs Jokhan said.

“Students will get an idea on what it takes to actually develop into an entrepreneur, all in all hoping to get students infused about the possibility of innovation, creation and the possibility of wanting to become an employer or wanting to set up your own business.”

Permanent Secretary for Communication and Information Technology Ewan Perrin, who was the chief guest said: “The careers fair is really important, particularly for the faculty of science technology and environment.”

“The Fijian Government is hoping that the standard of graduates is higher so they have an opportunity to understand what employers are looking. They can tune their studies, develop their skills to become much more productive workers and much more attractive to employers,” Mr Perrin said.

USP’s  annual entrepreneurial and careers fair will continue until Friday.

Edited by Filipe Naigulevu

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