ERIC Number: ED391023
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Fiji--An Overview. Case Studies on Technical and Vocational Education in Asia and the Pacific.
Delailomaloma, N. H.
The Fiji economy has undergone structural transformation as the importance of agriculture, construction, social and community services, finance, and insurance declined, whereas that of hotels and catering, transportation, communication, and mining rose. Capacity utilization, including absorption of already trained and educated people into vacancies created by emigration, continues to allow growth in the short term; new investments are needed in manufacturing, tourism, and agricultural activities. The University of the South Pacific provides vocational training through various short courses. On the local scene, the few vocational training institutions attempt to conform to overall objectives of the education sector and provide training in a varying range of disciplines and at different levels. These institutions include the following: Fiji Institute of Technology; Fiji National Training Council; Telecommunications Training Center; Fiji College of Agriculture; Montafort Boys Town; Garments Fiji Limited; Fiji Forestry School; and Center for Appropriate Technology and Development. Much job-specific training is undertaken in house and on the job by most of the larger employers. Most institutions issue their own certificates of qualification. A major hurdle in the modernization of technical and vocational education and training is the heavy emphasis on the processes of training in a situation where there are no firm policies to determine the direction of training. (Appendixes contain data tables and a list of 12 references.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Authoring Institution: Royal Melbourne Inst. of Tech. (Australia).
Note: For related documents, see CE 070 584-598. Product of the International Project on Technical and Vocational Education (UNEVOC).