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Boost For Three Technical Colleges

Three technical Colleges offering specific skills training are currently in operation. Delivering his ministerial statement in Parliament yesterday, Minister for Education, Mahendra Reddy provided a comprehensive update on development in
14 May 2015 09:58
Boost For Three Technical Colleges

Three technical Colleges offering specific skills training are currently in operation.

Delivering his ministerial statement in Parliament yesterday, Minister for Education, Mahendra Reddy provided a comprehensive update on development in technical education.

“As promised, we now have three campuses in operation that has started skilled training. These are Technical College of Fiji, Vanua Levu Arya Campus, Labasa, Technical College of Fiji, Nabua Sanatan Campus, Nabua and Technical College of Fiji, Dr Saukhat Saheb Campus, Nadi,” Mr Reddy said.

He said TELS officers were visiting the colleges and assisting students.

“All enrolment fees are waived and tuition fees are paid via TELS, students apply for admission and for tuition fee assistance at the technical college and they are assisted by our staff at the technical college,” he said.

“All students will also be given bus fare vouchers and in the future, we are looking at establishment of boarding facilities to cater for students from Maritime zone as well.”

Enrolment are currently underway in these four campuses and programmes offered include Certificate II in Auto Electric Engineering, Auto Mechanic Engineering, Fabrication and Welding, Cabinet Making and Joinery, Carpentry, Cookery, Baking and Patisserie, Information Technology, Office Management, Graphic Designing and Horticulture.

Mr Reddy said the programmes were open to students who had undertaken 10 years of formal study (up to Year 10).

“Students, upon finishing Certificate II programme, may also join FNU to further their education and obtain Degree qualifications in their respective areas.”

litia.cava@fijisun.com.fj

 




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