THE Fiji National University will open centres in Kadavu and Nabouwalu to establish short-term livelihood training.
This is being done as part of the university's sustainable livelihood project, which is funded by the government
As part of the project, short-term livelihood training will be held in 70 different rural and maritime areas.
During a visit to the proposed site at Vunisea Secondary School, vice chancellor of FNU, Professor Ganesh Chandra said there was a need to take education closer to the rural and maritime areas.
He said the project was going to benefit the people of Kadavu in their new initiatives towards economic development.
Special assistant to the Vice Chancellor, Alifereti Cawanibuka said each topic in the training courses would be tailored to allow participants to capitalise on special economic advantages in each area.
Training will be organised for unemployed youths based on the training needs analysis with the training in Kadavu to cover fibre glass boat building and repair, small engines repair, hospitality and building trade.
Dean of the FNU College of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies, Dr Mahendra Reddy spoke on the importance of training people in maritime and rural areas in financial management, saying there were many people in these areas who lacked knowledge and skills to save money.