Serua youths urged to participate in mobile skills training

Ministry of Youth and Sports Divisional Manager Central Iowane Soko (middle) with participants at the closing of the Mobile Skills training. Picture: SUPPLIED

YOUTHS of Serua have been urged to participate in the Mobile Skills training because as t would assist them in seeking employment.

Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou made this statement while officiating at the event at the Namaqumaqua hall in Serua, and said that such training would be of huge advantage to the youths because they would be trained on Class 6 Restricted Marine Engineering, which was facilitated by the Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji.

“We have been organising and coordinating such training opportunities to ensure that remote villages and youths gain knowledge on the operations of an outboard engine, its maintenance, technical specifications and other safety requirements while at sea,” Mr Tuitubou said.

He also acknowledged MSAF in facilitating the training.

“These participants will be able to hone their skills in the open waters and find jobs locally as skippers.

“In their communities, they will be able to operate their own outboards and create new job ventures in the tourism industry.”

Participant David Blake said he was fortunate to be part of the training.

“I sincerely thank the ministry for organising the training for us. The training will enable me to know more about operating a boat, especially with transfer of tourists from Deuba to Beqa and also for day cruising,” he said.

More than 100 participants are attending the two-week training.