A 2-week training in carpentry and building construction has just concluded in Verevere Village, Nakorotubu in Ra recently with 45 youths receiving Certificates of Attainment from the Technical College of Fiji.
Minister for Youth and Sports, Laisenia Tuitubou, while closing the training said that the youths from nine villages in the Nakorotubu coastal district attended the two week training in carpentry and building construction.
Tuitubou says the training will not only qualify them for employment in the field, but also help their communities rebuild after Cyclone Winston.
“These trainees will now be able to provide suggestions and build homes and future infrastructure that can withstand such natural disasters.
“A recent Government survey has also revealed that despite the availability of housing materials provided through the Help for Home initiative, there is a lack of carpenters across the district to assist in the rehabilitation process.”
The Ministry of Youth and Sports is partnering with the Technical College of Fiji to provide training to youths from Naocobau, Namarai, Nadavacia, Saioko, Nayavuira, Nasau, Veidrala and Verevere villages.
The Minister further stated that the Ministry was committed to provide such training that will empower youths to use their skills in assisting those that were affected and also find permanent employment.
“My Ministry, through this type of training, envisages to empower all youths so that they have access to equal employment opportunities and can financially assist their individual families.”