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Tuitubou Encourages Youths To Be Job Creators, Not Job Seekers

Tuitubou Encourages Youths To Be Job Creators, Not Job Seekers
The youths from Nataleira Village, Silana, Burelevu, Qelekuro and Luvunavuaka who underwent the weeklong Carpentry Certification Training Course at Nataleira Village with the Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou and officials on September 21, 2017. Photo: Fonua Talei
September 22
11:00 2017

Minister of Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou while presenting 50 Tailevu youths their certificates encouraged them to be job creators instead of being job seekers.

The youths from five Tailevu North villages of Nataleira, Silana, Burelevu, Qelekuro and Luvunavuaka yesterday received their Certificate of Attainment following a week-long Carpentry certification training at Nataleira from June 12 to June 16 this year.

The youths were also given carpentry tools to assist them.

Mr Tuitubou told the youths that they were now qualified to either further their carpentry skills to Class 3 trade level or to immediately find work.

“The certificate that you receive today is not a certificate of participation but of attainment. Use it to improve your knowledge and carpentry skills; assist in upgrading your villages and  earn money for it,” Mr Tuitubou said.

“Government’s aim is to use youths to be the winds of change and development in our local villages and communities.”

Mr Tuitubou said that the ministry had 12 training programmes that they offered to better the lives of villagers.

He persuaded elders to encourage their youths and prepare themselves for the future.

“If backed by the people, church and the Government our youths have the capacity to achieve great things through their inclusion.”

Certificate recipient, 19-year-old, Lavenia Marama said she was happy to have had the opportunity to learn how to build a house, a trade mostly known to be a man’s job.

“I did not go to school for one week so that I could participate in the training. I felt this was more important because we get to learn trade skills,” Ms Marama said.

“If I do not achieve my dreams of becoming a teacher I will use this certificate to further my carpentry skills and knowledge.”



Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola


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