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FCEF And FSLS Sign MOU

Tertiary Scholarships and Loans Service (TSLS) and Fiji Commerce & Employers Federation (FCEF) will work together to provide critical feedback from the private sector.
24 Sep 2022 17:16
FCEF And FSLS Sign MOU
Tertiary Scholarships and Loans Service chief executive officer Dr. Hasmukh Lal and Fiji Commerce & Employers Federation chief executive officer Kameli Batiweti after the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on September 23, 2022. Photo: Wati Talebula-Nuku

Tertiary Scholarships and Loans Service (TSLS) and Fiji Commerce & Employers Federation (FCEF) will work to­gether to provide critical feedback from the private sector.

This is crucial to allocate demand driven scholarships, study loans and study grants in enhancing strides towards a knowledge econ­omy.

This was after they signed a Mem­orandum of Understanding (MOU) on Friday.

The collaboration will be win-win to have industry-matched skills set development through scholarships, study loans and grants.

TSLS Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Hasmukh Lal said “The signing of the MOU will add value to the need basis human capital development as FCEF’s position is unique in that it represents the specific sec­toral interests or activity grouping of their members and is also a rep­resentative of collective employer’s voices.

“FCEF is part of the oversight committee on Human Capital De­velopment Plan (HCDP) and will be an active participant in the cyclic reviews of HCDP.

“With provision in service private sector scholarships, FCEF’s advice will be taken in processing awards based on the criteria”

FCEF Chief Executive Officer, Mr Kameli Batiweti said: “This MOU is now recognising a long standing issue that the private sector has been advocating on and TSLS has allowed an avenue to address this issue.

“We are thankful for Dr. Hasmukh and the team at TSLS on the provi­sion for in-service private sector scholarships and recognising the need to amplify on human capital development. The current trend with labour mobility now requires us to upscale our ability to develop our human resources so that the impacts can be mitigated.”

Story By: wati.talebula@fijisun.com.fj



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