Returning seasonal workers under the New Zealand Recognized Seasonal Employer, and the Australia Seasonal Worker Programme – went through an informative workshop for two days in Nadi last week.
The two days awareness workshop is to connect returning seasonal workers to local organisations, and local government agencies to understand the scheme and grants available to them, to set up their own businesses.
Australian SWP returning seasonal worker – Mohammed Sahid Ali was grateful to the organisers for the workshop, as he will be able to take back with him valuable lessons regarding farming techniques.
New Zealand returning seasonal worker – Mosese Vitinawaqavonovono says, he was thankful to get ideas and assistance available to him, upon accessing and starting up his own business.
The Reintegration pilot workshop was funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and initiated by a consultant group – Cardno, through their Labour Mobility Assistance Programme.