School employment exposure

Elizabeth Naitaka of Adi Cakobau School at the SEEP program launching at Yat Sen School hall yesterday. Picture: Supplied

THE Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, the Ministry of Education, International Labour Organization and Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation (FCEF) have joined forces for the School Employment Exposure Program that was launched at Yat Sen Secondary School yesterday.

Ministry of Education representative Aminiasi Vocesara thanked the government for its initiative in free education as it ensures that students get a decent education.

“However the end result of your studies will materialise after such programs as SEEP,” Mr Vocesara said.

Mr Vocesara added SEEP would prepare students for what life was really like in the work force.

Adi Cakobau School student Elizabeth Naitaka, 16, said she was looking forward to her two-week job attachment.

“I expect the two weeks job attachment to give me a fair idea of what is expected of me and what I need to work on while I am still in school and what I can improve on,” she said.

“Basically this program is just about exposure that I will need for when I leave school and enter the job market. I don’t want to be lost after I leave school so it is important that I know how to plan my steps after school so I am well trained and I have planned my future out well.

“I don’t know where I am going for my work attachment but wherever they place me, I will keep an open mind and try to learn as much as I can.”

Altogether 100 students from schools around Suva will be placed on a two-week work attachment at work places such as Narseys Plastic, Public Rental Board, Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association, Comfort Home, Kramer Ausenco, Fulton Hogan and Raiwaqa Bakery to name a few.

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