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‘WE WOULD BE FOOLISH TO STOP THEM’

“Our economy needs chefs as much as we need scientists. We need plumbers as much as we need professors. These blue-collar industries build Fiji,” he said.
31 Oct 2022 16:40
‘WE WOULD BE FOOLISH TO STOP THEM’
Former Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama. Photo: Leon Lord

Mr Bainimarama said the talents of the Fijian people were in high demand overseas.

But, he said their departures could leave gaps in the workforce which needed to be filled.

To address this issue, the employers should be able to look to the educational institutions to provide well-trained staff they could rely on.

“Our economy needs chefs as much as we need scientists. We need plumbers as much as we need professors. These blue-collar industries build Fiji,” he said.

“We’ve given funding to more skills qualifications and we ask your organisation to give them your highest priority.

“This year’s historic allocation of 9400 loans and scholarships are funded as part of a total Tertiary Scholarships and Loan Services allocation of $162.5 million. He added that complaints could also now be filed online and tracked through to resolution. ”

 

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