Many Fijians benefit from India’s ITEC programme
December 12, 2018 12:41 pm
Indian High Commission celebrated ITEC Day with ITEC Alumni [Source: Indian High Commission]
The government of India spends $1.5 million Fijian dollars each year to provide short course training’s for 150 Fijians to study in India.
Indian High Commissioner to Fiji Vishvas Sapkal says the India Technical and Economic cooperation (ITEC) programme is enabling the trained individuals to return to Fiji and contribute positively to the workforce.
Sapkal says education is a tool and the Indian Government will continue providing assistance in this sector.
“IT is an important sector along with management and public administration. The police force also goes to India to train and a lot of employees from Water Authority of Fiji keep going to India, enriching their own experiences and knowledge which they later apply in Fiji.”
Sapkal says this programme also enhances the bilateral relations between the two countries.
To date, over 8000 Fijians have benefited from this programme.
Strengthening India-Pacific Island Countries Human Resources Development Cooperation🤝@HCI_Suva celebrated #ITEC Day with ITEC Alumni on 11.12.18 1/4 @IndianDiplomacy @MEAIndia pic.twitter.com/eUv2k4DK0K
— Vishvas Sapkal (@VishvasSapkal) December 12, 2018