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Minister Happy With Youths’ Dedication

The ministry continues to empower youths through our non-formal education system. Twenty-seven trainees, including one female trainee, recently underwent a four-month rigorous training in Certificate III General Carpentry. The trainees,
30 Mar 2018 10:00
Minister Happy With Youths’ Dedication
Trainees engaged in building a house in Nabalebale Village, Cakaudrove. Photo: DEPTFO

The ministry continues to empower youths through our non-formal education system.

Twenty-seven trainees, including one female trainee, recently underwent a four-month rigorous training in Certificate III General Carpentry.

The trainees, mostly from around Vanua Levu and maritime islands were taught floor framing, wall framing, roof framing and Occupational Health and Safety Hazards (OHS) training.

Minister for Youth and Sports, Laisenia Tuitubou welcomed the dedication shown by the trainees.

“The ministry continues to empower youths through our non-formal education system,” Minister Tuitubou said.

“Our trainees usually do practical work in communities as part of their 70 per cent practical component of training. Our current and ex- trainees have been instrumental in rebuilding in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston.

“Most villages received government assistance in terms of housing materials through the Provincial Administrators and the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation. However due to the lack of skills and knowledge about carpentry, most materials were lying idle.

“Our trainees came in handy and were fully engaged in the rehabilitation process, building houses in Cakaudrove and Bua which were the areas worst affected by TC Winston.”

 

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