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Rakalo Has Her Sights on Being an Auto Electrical Engineer

Rakalo Has Her Sights on Being an Auto Electrical Engineer
Sereana Rakalo receives her certificate from the Tui Nawaka, Ratu Asaeli Biu at the Technical Colleges of Fiji Western Division graduation in Nadi on August 18, 2017. Photo: Arieta Vakasukawaqa
August 19
11:00 2017

The 20-year-old hopes to pursue further studies at the University of the South Pacific

 

Sereana Rakalo wants to change the image of automotive electrical engineering as a male dominated profession in a bigger way.

The 20-year-old lass of Vuniyamulu in Ra graduated with a national certificate in automotive electrical and electronics level two at the Technical Colleges of Fiji Western Division graduation in Nadi on Friday.

“I want to become the first female lecturer to teach automotive electrical engineering at tertiary level because I have seen that this field is usually dominated by men,” Ms Rakalo said.

Ms Rakalo hopes to pursue further studies at the University of the South Pacific.

“I love my area of study because I get to learn new things when dealing with cars,” she said.

The eldest of two siblings said that she hoped to make her family proud in the future by becoming the first female in Fiji to be an automotive electrical engineer.

“Sometimes they always under estimate women that we cannot do a man’s job but if you are determined then you can do it,” she said.

Automotive engineering, she explained was a combination of mechanical, electrical and material sciences.

Their role was, the Ra lass said given time and training could design new vehicles or find ways to improve the automotive world.

Chief Guest, Deputy Secretary Primary-Secondary, Timoci Bure reminded 780 graduates the onus was on them to use their skills in developing the nation.

He added that Fiji needed more skilled people to develop the economy.

Mr Bure said there was no place for complacency in the current technological world and that people need to work harder if they wanted to be successful.

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola

Feedback:  arieta.vakasukawaqa@fijisun.com.fj

 

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