Caption: Graduands of Nasau Training Centre after their graduation ceremony in Sigatoka on Thursday, December 11. Photo: SUPPLIED.
Thirty youths graduated from the Ministry of Youth and Sports’ Nasau Training Centre in Sigatoka on Thursday, December 11.
Seventeen youths graduated with Certificates in Agriculture and 13 graduating with a Class III Certificate in Carpentry.
While officiating at the graduation ceremony, Ministry of Youth and Sports permanent secretary Josefa Sania told the graduands to use the skills learnt at Nasau.
“These skills are life-skills, the skills learnt is intended to build your capacity as an individual to help you earn your livelihood and ultimately become the person that will contribute in the economic development of the country,” he said.
“Nasau has provided you with Basic Agriculture Training and Carpentry likewise.
“These skills and knowledge I have no doubt will improve your lives and beyond.”
Mr Sania also highlighted to the graduands the purpose of training workshops conducted by the ministry.
“The ministry believes these sets of skills and training are what our young people need so they can help to positively and effectively contribute in the transformation of our rural landscape,” Mr Sania said.
“I urge you all as you return to your various rural villages to appreciate our rural resources and maximise on the opportunities available,” he added. “
He encouraged the graduating youths to continue with their education as there were plans for more technical institutes to be constructed in the country.
“I also wish to say here that Government will again open three Technical Institutes in Fiji,” Mr Sania stated.
“This I believe is good news for you because you can further acquire higher qualifications in these institutions later.
“As I usually emphasise, ‘education is a life-long process’ and if you can make it here in Nasau, I believe you can do better as well in the future in another institution.”