24 Nov 2016

Fijian sugar workers attain Australian qualification

6:49 pm on 24 November 2016

More than 120 sugarcane industry workers in Fiji have graduated with qualifications in business and trades.

Fiji sugar industry workers pose for a group photo after their graduation in Nadi.

Fiji sugar industry workers pose for a group photo after their graduation in Nadi. Photo: APTC/Kelvin Anthony

Most of those who graduated from the Australia-Pacific Technical College work in various leadership roles at FijI Sugar Corporation mills on Viti Levu or support agencies.

The graduates are the second lot of workers to complete internationally recognised courses under the European Union-funded training to support the sugarcane industry.

Speaking at the graduation, the director of Fiji's sugar industry, Viliame Gucake urged students to apply their knowledge to be leaders and role models in their places of work.

From the total number, 43 students graduated with Certificate III level qualifications in trade areas that included Electro-technology Electrician, Diesel Fitting and Fitting Machining. The remaining 80 students graduated in various business courses in Frontline Management, Project Management and Leadership and Management.

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