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Samabula youths graduate from basic computer skills training

Thirty youths from the Samabula district have graduated with a Certificate on Basic Computer Skills after completion of a one week Information Technology Course facilitated by the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Fiji Police Force. Permanent Secretary for Youth and Sports, Ms Alison Burchell called on the graduates to put their newly acquired knowledge to […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

June 19, 2016 9:25 am

Thirty youths from the Samabula district have graduated with a Certificate on Basic Computer Skills after completion of a one week Information Technology Course facilitated by the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Fiji Police Force.

Southern Division Youth after the graduation on Friday. (Fiji Police Force).
Southern Division Youth after the graduation on Friday. (Fiji Police Force).

Permanent Secretary for Youth and Sports, Ms Alison Burchell called on the graduates to put their newly acquired knowledge to good use.

BURCHELL: “Set yourselves challenges, continue to learn. Go back to your communities and help them learn, be a positive role model, be an agent of change. I am delighted that at least three of you have already got jobs and we should all celebrate as I am confident that with time you will all be employed.”

Community Policing Samabula District Coordinator Sergeant Pio Sovalevu said through the partnership with the Ministry, more youths will be given the opportunity to be part of similar workshops.

SOALEVU: “We have another five workshops in the coming months and they will be focused on other areas that could assist them find a job.”

Sergeant Sovalevu said the graduates will be registered with the National Employment Centre (NEC) with the hope that their newly acquired skills will assist them secure employment.

SOALEVU: “Thanks to the Ministry we will be conducting workshops in catering, agriculture and mechanical engineering to name a few.”

He adds the youth are from areas considered to have high crime rates, and the aim of the workshops is to help give them skills which will hopefully help with their search for employment.

SOALEVU: “We will be identifying youths from other districts within the Southern Division area of operation to be part of these workshops so that once they graduate they can also be registered with the NEC and hopefully find a job.”

Sergeant Sovalevu said other districts within the Southern Division yet to be covered include the Tamavua and Nasinu areas.

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