RENEWED training opportunities should be made available for business owners, especially for operators of small and medium enterprises.
Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation president Mark Matthews raised this need on Monday while opening the Asian Productivity Organisation symposium on Quality Management System that is in progress in Nadi.
"I commend this timely program in Fiji and feel that there is the renewed need for more training opportunities to be made available to businesses and especially to the small and medium enterprises so that they all can benefit from this," he said.
Highlighting the widely used and efficient ISO 9000 as an important and quality QMS, Mr Matthews said the workshop was important for businesses around the world and Fiji was no exception.
"As you would agree, its impact has been so pervasive that the ISO9000 has itself become synonymous with quality," he said.
"If there are so many benefits to be realised from ISO9000, then it is imperative that all governments promote and facilitate this and I would tend to suggest developing appropriate national policies and strategies for spreading the virtues of quality management systems," said Mr Matthews.
Organised by National Training and Productivity Centre, the week-long program will have international speakers and participants from 16 different countries and local participants.
It ends on Friday.