FNU leads the way in national productivity

Press Release Posted On: June 11, 2024

The Fiji National University’s National Training and Productivity Centre (NTPC) held the third Breakfast Productivity Talk.

The Fiji National University’s National Training and Productivity Centre (NTPC) was proud to host the third Breakfast Productivity Talk (P-Talk).

Following the resounding success of the past two P-Talk sessions, this year’s event, with the theme “Inclusive Productivity,” it further emphasised the importance of productivity in driving national economic growth.

Assistant Minister for Education and Chief Guest, Honourable Iliesa Vanawalu, acknowledged NTPC’s role in highlighting the critical role of productivity in national prosperity.

“I am very pleased that our own National Productivity Organisation has been at the forefront of driving productivity programmes for the nation,” he stated.

Assistant Minister for Education and Chief Guest, Honourable Iliesa Vanawalu and  the FNU Counsellor & Chair of Council, Mr Semesa Karavaki.

“Throughout history, economic growth has been fuelled by two factors: the expanding pool of workers and their rising productivity. From the perspective of rising prosperity, however, it is productivity that makes all the difference.”

The conference, held last week in Suva, featured three impactful presentations from industry leaders: Hoclink Systems & Services Pte Ltd. Singapore Managing Director and Principal Consultant, George Wong; International Labour Organisation (ILO) Director, Martin Wandera; and Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation (FCEF) Chief Executive Officer, Jonetani Tonawai.

FNU Counsellor and Chair of Council, Mr Semesa Karavaki, said FNU’s vision is to be the centre of excellence in Fiji.

Participants at the Breakfast Productivity Talk held in Suva last week

“The Fiji National University, through the National Training and Productivity Centre (NTPC), is required to carry out several key functions to raise productivity in the nation. The; the vision for FNU is to be the national centre of excellence in Fiji,” Mr Karavaki said.

“This session is an excellent platform for increasing awareness of productivity among all stakeholders as part of NTPC’s commitment to advancing Fiji’s productivity movement in partnership with the Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations.

“NTPC has a very specific mandate, which is firstly to provide in-service training for industry and secondly to provide specialised consultative services to assist the industry in achieving its productivity goals.

“NTPC has continuously been able to deliver a first-class event, raising the bar at each national conference, and this year proves to be no different.”