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Over 8000 Apprentices complete Apprenticeship training since 1963

November 10, 2019 4:33 pm

Over 8000 apprentices have so far successfully completed the apprenticeship training at the Fiji National University since its inception in 1963.

Speaking during the recent graduation, Employment Minister Parveen Kumar says these apprentices have undergone a three to a five-year training program to equip them with the relevant skills.

Kumar says over 40 active organizations around the country have an apprenticeship.

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“Apprentices are the industry-ready products, the extensive training they receive while doing attachment work with the industry and likewise, attending classes make them highly competent. Some ex-apprentices have taken up a major role in industries, government entities, and institutions. Credit must go to all the pioneers of Trade Training Institutions for keeping the scheme going for over 55 years.”

Kumar says the scheme has successfully produced quality tradespeople that have been absorbed in the workforce.

He has urged employers to work closely with these tradespeople which is essential for the development of the country.

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