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Youths Complete Training For NZ Work Scheme

Twenty-four youths from rural and maritime areas around the country have been selected to work under the Seasonal Employer Scheme in New Zealand. This latest development is the result of
14 Mar 2016 12:44
Youths Complete Training For NZ  Work Scheme
Minister for Youths and Sports, Hon Laisenia Tuitubou with the 24 youths with their training certificates Photo:Ministry Of Youth and Sports

Twenty-four youths from rural and maritime areas around the country have been selected to work under the Seasonal Employer Scheme in New Zealand.

This latest development is the result of partnerships between the Ministry of Employment, the National Employment Centre (NEC) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports. To qualify for selection, the applicants had to undergo a training programme as well as a separate pre-departure training.

Following selection, the 24 youths will now work under the New Zealand Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme. They will depart Fiji on Monday March 14 to work for six months at Bay of Plenty in the Northern Island of New Zealand.

Minister for Youth and Sports, Laisenia Tuitubou officiated at the presentation of the certificates and highlighted that his ministry fully supported the programme as it directly provided an income for young Fijians.

“You are the first batch of youths to work under the scheme through the Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations in partnership with Ministry of Youths and Sports,” Mr Tuitubou said.

“Some of you have lost your home in TC Winston and I hope that this employment will support your family to rebuild what was lost.”

The Minister urged the youth to maintain professionalism and complete the program successfully so that more youths can be selected in the future.


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