Fifth Cohort Of European Union-Funded Sugarcane Industry Workers Graduate From Training

To date, more than 1,600 people have been trained under the project, which focuses on providing a training program that improves the livelihoods of the sugarcane dependent populations 

By Talebula Kate

SUVA, Fiji (Fiji Times, July 20, 2017) – The fifth cohort of students graduated today under the European Union (EU)-funded Training Support to the Fijian Sugarcane Industry Project in Labasa today.

The 33 graduates successfully completed qualifications in internationally recognised Australian-courses from the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC).

Of the total number of graduates, 24 students graduated with Certificate IV in Leadership and Management, seven students gradated with Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician, and one each in Certificate III in Plumbing and Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Diesel Fitting - Heavy).

In his keynote address, FSC Labasa Mill General Manager, Karia Christopher said, "The training that APTC has provided is internationally-recognised, providing up-to-date industry knowledge and skills that will enable Fiji's sugarcane industry employees to improve their productivity and efficiency at the workplace and share these skills and knowledge with their colleagues." 

To date, more than 1,600 people have been trained under the project, which focuses on providing a training program that improves the livelihoods of the sugarcane dependent populations by promoting income generation through sugarcane farming or alternative livelihoods.

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