TRAINEES from the National Training Productivity Centre, Ministry of Labour and participants from the National Productivity Organisations have begun a 12-day advanced course on development for practitioners at the Southern Cross Hotel.
Organised by the Fiji National University with assistance from the Asian Program Organisation in Tokyo, the training is expected to help develop the 30 participants within the national productivity organisation by the use of advanced tools and techniques to improve productivity in building programs within their institutions and departments.
"This began in 1990 as a basic course and it has evolved through the years. This year, however, is the first time we have an advanced course," said FNU director Kamlesh Prakash.
"It is a good bonus for trainees and practitioners because it helps them carry out their work better."
The advanced training is designed to build up a critical mass of people who can be agents for change to improve productivity using the latest techniques.
The training is facilitated by Nina Maria Estudillo of the Phillippines and Dr Barman Roy Shubharanshu of India. Mr Prakash said the training was needed to build the skills of trainers.