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PM: More Technical Colleges

Government intends to have 10 campuses of the Fiji Technical College (FTC), by the beginning of next year. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama revealed this while opening the Dr Sauhat Ali
25 Mar 2015 10:47
PM: More Technical Colleges
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainamarama (with garland), and officials during the opening of the Fiji Technical College (FTC), Dr Shaukat Ali Sahib, Nadi Campus yesterday. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Government intends to have 10 campuses of the Fiji Technical College (FTC), by the beginning of next year.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama revealed this while opening the Dr Sauhat Ali Sahib Campus in Nadi yesterday. It is the third campus under FTC; the rest are in Nabua, Suva and Labasa.

“This campus of FTC – the Dr Sauhat Ali Sahib Campus- is one of ten campuses that we intend to have up and running across Fiji by the beginning of next year,” Mr Bainimarama said.

“This one here in Nadi and another two in Suva and Labasa- and work is proceeding to establish the remaining seven by identifying properties and developing new partnerships such as this one,” he said.

Mr Bainimarama said the campuses would operate under FTC, a new institution Government build to increase the skill base of Fiji’s tradespeople.

He said, to date, Fiji lacked the ability to provide broader access to Level Two Certificates.

The establishment of FTC, he said, filled this need and provided students with a more solid grounding in trade work qualification.

Mr Bainimarama urged every young Fijian to consider a career as a tradesperson.

He reminded parents to help their children in their choice of career.

“If they show any aptitude or interest in a trade, encourage them to take that path as well.”

He also encouraged students to extend their training for further qualification after obtaining their Level Two Certificate at the College.

Government, he said, was trying to encourage Fijians to embrace the notion of a lifetime of learning.

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