The Fiji Nationwide College (FNU) launched its inaugural nationwide Careers Academics Workshop on the Ba Campus final week.
Greater than 20 secondary faculty careers academics from the districts of Ba, Tavua, and Rakiraki turned up with excessive curiosity to be a part of the college’s historic occasion and a primary for the nation, whereas greater than 30 academics turned as much as the workshop on the Namaka Campus in Nadi final Friday.
The workshop was established to offer profession academics at secondary colleges with steerage and important info they will utilise of their profession courses to counsel and information college students by way of selecting a profession path.
Discussions have been held across the areas of profession paths, training, and coaching necessities from the Faculty of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry (CAFF); Faculty of Enterprise, Hospitality, and Tourism Research (CBHTS); the Faculty of Engineering, Science, and Expertise (CEST); the Faculty of Humanities and Training (CHE), the Faculty of Medication, Nursing, and Well being Sciences (CMNHS); the Fiji Maritime Academy (FMA); and the Nationwide Coaching and Productiveness Centre (NTPC).
The College additionally supplied academics with utility course of coaching so the academics would have data and understanding of the method so they may later assist information and help college students in lodging their on-line purposes at FNU.
FNU Supervisor Outreach, Vishal Lal stated the college aimed to offer the fitting coaching to the academics, who would cross on the knowledge and information the younger college students to decide on the fitting profession path.
“This workshop can be a technique of strengthening the connection and bond with the completely different careers academics in all the colleges across the nation,” Lal stated.
“I’m completely happy to additionally point out that each faculty within the Ba, Tavua, and Rakiraki districts have been a part of this workshop.”
He stated he was wanting ahead to visiting different academics on the different allotted venues across the nation.
In his opening tackle, the Head of Ba Campus, Niraj Dharmendra, highlighted to the academics that the scholars have been the primary focus of the workshop as a result of it might ultimately be their very own selection sooner or later to pick out their profession path.
“You, the careers academics, are those who must have all the knowledge with you with the intention to present the related info to the scholars whereas making their decisions, you’re the ones that can make a distinction of their lives by offering the fitting profession paths to the scholars,” Dharmendra stated.
Aseri Vaciloa, a careers trainer at Nakauvadra Excessive College in Rakiraki, stated she was grateful to FNU for giving academics the chance to be taught extra concerning the college and the profession pathways the scholars can take.
“That is additionally an opportunity to present to our college students who will not be academically good,” stated Ms Vaciloa.
“I’m blessed to be given this chance, and it has empowered me to information my college students and supply them with the fitting info when selecting FNU sooner or later.”
Ba Sanatan Faculty careers trainer, Ramnish Mani stated a lot of the college students in his space of residence have been falling behind of their tutorial work due to their low instructional backgrounds, however he was content material to be taught that they nonetheless have an opportunity with FNU to assist them succeed and develop.
“Undoubtedly, I’ll take again with me what I’ve discovered to the villages round Ba Sanatan Faculty to oldsters within the communities, particularly for our Yr 11 college students within the commerce space, in addition to to our Yr 12 and Yr 13 college students, who’ve plenty of alternatives to take a look at,” Mani highlighted.
The Careers Academics’ Workshop (CTW) may even be held on the Nasinu Campus right this moment, March 22 and on the Naduna Campus in Labasa on March 24.
Colleges within the Maritime Zones also can be a part of the digital session on April 5 from 9am to 11am.
The initiative is a part of the FNU’s Strategic Plan 2021–2026 below Pillar 3 on Pupil Expertise, which strives to boost entry for college kids throughout Fiji and the area to high-quality Technical Vocational Training Coaching (TVET) and Larger Training (HE). That is true to FNU’s dual-sector design.