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NZ-funded Training For Water Authority

A total of 150 Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) employees are set to benefit from the second round of New Zealand government-funded training modules. Conducted by trainers from Opus Environment Training
09 Aug 2015 09:36
NZ-funded Training For Water Authority
Sarah Cresswell (standing, third from right), with Water Authority of Fiji trainees at Waila. Photo: Water Authority of Fiji

A total of 150 Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) employees are set to benefit from the second round of New Zealand government-funded training modules.

Conducted by trainers from Opus Environment Training Centre, the first of the three training modules saw WAF employees training in two areas of expertise.

This included Drinking Water Treatment training with trainer Sarah Cresswell at Waila Water Treatment plant, while the Wastewater Treatment Training, held at the Kinoya Wastewater Treatment Plant, was carried out by trainer Ian Goulding.

18 WAF staff members attended each training module.

The competency-based modules are comprised of both practical and theory classes, followed by an examination.

The second round of training modules is planned for September next month.

WAF chief executive officer, Opetaia Ravai, said the Authority greatly appreciated the New Zealand government’s grant of more than $800,000 to support and enhance the ongoing WAF capacity–building programme.

“This collaborative effort by New Zealand, OPUS International Training Centre and

WAF will go a long way towards effectively and efficiently upskilling a significant number of our people,” said Mr Ravai.

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