The Fiji Times » FNU hosts first national career teacher workshop

The Fiji National University (FNU) launched the Nationwide Career Teacher Workshop at the Ba Campus last week.

Well, more than 20 secondary school teachers from Tavua and Rakiraki districts showed great interest to be part of the university’s historic event and a first for the nation, and more than 30 teachers attended the workshop in Namaka. Nadi campus last Friday.

The workshop was created to provide secondary school teachers with guidance and essential information they can use in their career classes to advise and guide students in choosing a career path.

There were discussions on career paths, education and training requirements at the College of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (CAFF); College of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies (CBHTS); University of Engineering, Science and Technology (CEST); Faculty of Humanities and Educational Sciences (CHE), University of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (CMNHS); Fiji Maritime Academy (FMA); and National Training and Productivity Center (NTPC).

The university also provided faculty with application process training so that faculty have knowledge and understanding of the process so that they can then assist students in submitting online applications to FNU.

FNU Manager Outreach, Vishal Lal, said the university aims to provide proper training to teachers who would impart information and guide young students to choose the right career path.

“This workshop is also a way to strengthen the relationship and bond with teachers of different careers from all schools in the country,” Lal said.

“I am also happy to mention that all the schools in Ba, Tavua and Rakiraki districts were part of this workshop.”

He said he was looking forward to visiting other teachers in other assigned locations around the country.

In his opening speech, the head of Ba Campus, Niraj Dharmendra, emphasized to the teachers that the students were the main focus of the workshop as it would ultimately be about choosing their career path in the future.

“You, the career teachers, are the ones who need to have all the information with you so that you can provide important information to the students as they make their choices, you are the ones who will make a difference in their lives with the right career paths for the students,” said Dharmendra.

Aseri Vaciloa, a careers teacher at Nakauvadra High School in Rakiraki, said he was grateful to FNU for giving teachers the opportunity to learn more about the university and the careers students could pursue.

“This is also an opportunity to give to our students who are not good academically,” said Vaciloa.

“I am happy to have been given this opportunity, and it has empowered me to guide my students and provide them with the right information when choosing FNU in the future.”

Career teacher at Ba Sanatan College, Ramnish Manik, said that most of the students in his residence were lagging behind in their academic work due to their low level of education, but he was happy that they still have the opportunity to help them succeed with FNU. and grow

“I will definitely bring back what I have learned to the villages around Ba Sanatan College to the parents of the communities, especially our Year 11 commerce students, as well as our Year 12 and 13 students. to have many opportunities to see,” Mani pointed out.

The Vocational Teachers’ Workshop (CTW) will also be held at the Nasinu Campus today, March 22, and at the Naduna Campus in Labasa, March 24.

Schools in the Maritime Areas can also join the virtual session on April 5, from 09:00 to 11:00.

The initiative is part of FNU’s 2021–2026 Strategic Plan, Pillar 3 on Student Experience, which strives to improve access to high-quality Vocational Technical Education and Higher Education (HE) for students in Fiji and the region. This is true of FNU’s dual sector design.

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