WORK is in progress to revive the National Apprenticeship Training Scheme .
The scheme's revival is being undertaken by the Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation and the Fiji National University.
FNU vice chancellor Dr Ganesh Chand said there was an urgent need to get more school students into trade training programs because of the increasing number of complaints about the serious lack of skilled people in the workforce.
"Since the national apprenticeship program began in 1963, 8253 people have been trained so far and this is negligible," he said.
Dr Chand said the FNU was looking at a partnership with the government which was to absorb one third of the cost while two thirds would be paid by the industry.