Employment

$400,000 for National Apprenticeship Scheme

Two government ministries signed a Memorandum of Understanding over the disbursement and utilisation of funds for the national apprenticeship scheme. The government has committed $400,000 in the new budget for the scheme which has resulted in the signing of the MOU. The National Apprenticeship Scheme (NAS) is aimed at maintaining and sustaining the shortage of […]

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November 19, 2016 3:22 pm

Two government ministries signed a Memorandum of Understanding over the disbursement and utilisation of funds for the national apprenticeship scheme.

Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations permanent secretary Mrs. Salaseini Daunabuna and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport permanent secretary, Mr. Paul Bayly at the MOU signing.
Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations permanent secretary Mrs. Salaseini Daunabuna and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport permanent secretary, Mr. Paul Bayly at the MOU signing.

The government has committed $400,000 in the new budget for the scheme which has resulted in the signing of the MOU.

The National Apprenticeship Scheme (NAS) is aimed at maintaining and sustaining the shortage of skilled workers in Fiji mismatched with the increase in demand for skilled workers.

The government identified this need, hence the funding for the scheme to greatly benefit trade agencies such as Government Shipping Services and Government Printing.

The two agencies will receive 50 percent contribution of the budgeted funding.

Under the MOU both ministries will set out the working arrangement that has been agreed to and at the same time ensure that the benefits of arrangements are mutually shared by both ministries.

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