Construction sector to benefit from national qualifications
April 12, 2019 7:10 am
Fiji’s construction sector will soon benefit from standardized national qualifications in carpentry after a Memorandum of Understanding was signed yesterday.
The MOU was signed between the Australia-Pacific Training Coalition, the Fiji National University, the Fiji Higher Education Commission and the Construction Industry Council.
CIC Chief Executive Vijay Naidu says under this MOU they are collaborating to review, develop and deliver national qualifications in carpentry to address the shortage of skilled laborers.
“Currently there is a huge demand for skilled and trained workers in the industry. I think instead of importing workers from overseas we have got people who are unemployed, we can train them and help them get a skill.”
Naidu adds the CIC fully supports the National Qualification initiative, as it will bring all certifications from various training providers under FHEC accreditation, to be assessed at a national level.
He says this also means that we will be able to offer up to Level 4 certification for tradespeople in the construction industry.
He says this is partnership will help build a technical and vocational education and training sector that is both high quality and industry-responsive, benefiting all stakeholders.