150 Fijian students taste work life

Student participants from Rakiraki, Tavua, Ba, Nadi, Lautoka and Sigatoka who were part of the Ministry of Employment program School Employment Exposure Programmer (SEEP) initiative. Picture: REPEKA NASIKO

ABOUT 150 final year secondary school students from the Western Division spent their term one break getting a taste of what it’s like to work in a professional setting.

The students from Sigatoka, Nadi, Lautoka, Ba, Tavua and Rakiraki gained some experience in the fields of sales, marketing, finance and manufacturing through a program headed by the Ministry of Employment.

While congratulating the students on the completion of their work tenure in Lautoka yesterday, Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Parveen Kumar said the two weeks of workplace attachment was an early intervention for students to experience work readiness.

“This is in line with the National Employment Policy which is to create more opportunities for young people aged 15 to 24 years to follow clear pathways from education to employment,” he said.

“The main objective of the School Employment Program is to spearhead the smooth transition of students from school into the world of work.”

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