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Graduates Urged To Utilise Skills

The 101 students who graduated yesterday from the Centre for Appropriate Technology and Development (CATD) in Nadave were reminded to utilise the skills they had learned there. The Methodist Church’s
13 Dec 2014 09:22
Graduates Urged To Utilise Skills
CATD director Savenaca Kaunisela (sitting second from left), and the Methodist Church in Fiji general secretary Tevita Nawadra Banivanua with graduates yesterday. Photo: Maika Tauribau

The 101 students who graduated yesterday from the Centre for Appropriate Technology and Development (CATD) in Nadave were reminded to utilise the skills they had learned there.

The Methodist Church’s general secretary, Reverend Tevita Banivanua, made this statement while officiating at the school’s graduation yesterday.

Rev Banivanua said the school was an important institution because it enabled students, mostly school dropouts, to continue with life.

“To be given technical training like this is very encouraging and fact that they are doing that and they will continue doing that is an encouragement to Fiji as a whole especially to those in the rural areas because this is meant to be a rural ministry,” he said.

“I advise you students not to stay around too much in towns but to go back to your villages because that is where you are needed, especially the skills you’ve learned here.”

Rev Nawadra said the church had always been supportive of the school.

“We continue to encourage younger people and villagers to send their young ones over and be part of the training that’s going on here.”

The students who graduated did a one-year course covering

– welding and fabrication;

– sheetmetal work;

– automotive engineering;

– carpentry and joinery;

– leadership and entrepre

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