Automotive students receive car equipment for study

AUTOMOTIVE students of the Fiji National University’s (FNU) National Training and Productivity Centre (NTPC) received equipment given by Asco Motors in Narere, Nasinu on Friday.

The handover by Asco Motors to the students consisted of a Toyota Camry, a few engines and a brake simulator.

Asco Motor’s acting general manager Seiji Tokito said the gifts would now help validate the skills of the students.

“This will help test the skills of the students and to make sure when they go out to the real world, they would know what to do,” Mr Tokito said.

“This will benefit them since we gave a whole vehicle and they will now learn the different components in terms of the whole vehicle.

“Some of the engines that we’ve donated are common to some of the engines on the vehicles we have on our roads.”

Mr Tokito added they have also seen students who have gone through the apprenticeship program facilitated by NTPC which is a good sign.

Meanwhile, the director for NTPC Dr Isimeli Tagicakiverata said they were grateful to Asco Motors for their gifts towards the automotive students.

“We estimated up to 50 students who will be using these training items during the day and also at night because we have afternoon classes,” Mr Tagicakiverata said.

“What we desperately need is very relevant and useful training materials and items that match the work that is expected of the students in the industry.”

The only female at the automotive industry at NTPC, 19-year-old Berenadeta Veitoyaki said she was happy with the gifts as she would learn more about her field now.

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