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Workforce Professionalism At The Heart Of Successful Development

In Fiji the magnitude of the national skilled manpower needs has not been able to meet the availability of professional workforce.
27 Jun 2019 10:26
Workforce Professionalism At The Heart Of Successful Development
The Fiji National University’s (FNU) Derrick Campus, Samabula.

The key to the successful development of infrastructure is the professionalism of construction workers.

The workforce professionalism is demonstrated through the possession of expertise, competency inn the required trade and/or proper certification of skills gained formally from education institutions.

In Fiji the magnitude of the national skilled manpower needs has not been able to meet the availability of professional workforce.

Government along with education institutions with professional bodies have tried to develop strategies to determine the quality of resources that require sufficient information on the characteristics of the resources, facilities, constraints, stakeholder support, regulations, and socioeconomic as well as cultural conditions.

The problems we face are no different to some other countries in improving the competitiveness of skilled construction workers.

These are some area to highlight:

1)How can the level of professionalism of skilled workers in construction field can be raised?

2) What are the constraints on improving the quality of skilled construction workers?

3) How will the appropriate model of education and training skillful construction work be put in place.

The Fiji National University (FNU) plays a vital role in the construction industry through the training of skilled and qualified workers at its College of Engineering, Science and Technology (CEST).

And FNU will continue working with the industry to train its workforce.

Acting Dean CEST Salabogi Mavoa made it clear that they trained the workforce to the calibre the industry wants.

Because in order to build homes, roads, bridges and other infrastructure, the human resources and skills set is needed.

“Through our School of Building and Civil Engineering at CEST, we train the land surveyors, the architects, the carpenters, and quantity surveyors, the plumbers and electricians and continue to have discussions with the industry regarding our programmes.”

Feedback: maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj

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