There is a greater need for collaboration between government agencies and academic institutions, as a major step towards a better understanding, of the demand for skilled labor in Fiji.

This is one of the key outcomes of the ‘Talanoa session’ hosted by the Fiji National University, at its Nasese Campus last week.

The session was attended by senior management from FNU, key stakeholders from Government, as well as representatives from the private sector.

FNU Vice Chancellor – Professor Nigel Healey, during his presentation said it was important for key partners, to work in harmony, in order to address the gaps.

The workshop heard that Fiji has a young population, the median age is 27 years and the economy is developing rapidly.

Educating the nation’s population, is the key to Fiji’s continued economic success.

Healey said it is critical, FNU invests its resources in university programmes, which meet the needs of employers today and in the future.

The ‘Talanoa’ was a major step towards a better understanding, of the demand for skilled labor in Fiji.

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