Fiji National University (FNU), through its Virtual Outreach Activity (VOA), has provided an additional platform for high school students and the general public to learn more about the various careers available in the job market today, according to Labasa College Year 13 student Sophia Fatafehi Tagicimoala.
Tagicimoala, who participated in the Live VOA sessions, said the changing dynamics of the global job market due to the pandemic has made it even more imperative for prospective students to make wise career choices now.
“Such sessions play a vital role in disseminating crucial information about the institutions to their prospective students. The VOA sessions are timely and informative. The presentations about each college of the University gave me an impression of what programmes they offer and how are they offered,” she stated.
“Other information such as the compulsory attachment before graduation, practical sessions and how to even apply online for admission were explained during the sessions. These are critical information, which I found really interesting.”
“Listening to the academics respond to our queries and explain to us how some of the courses are taught, I could paint a picture of the FNU study environment.”
Tagicimoala aspires to have a career in the Banking and Finance sector.
“While there are options for me to choose from the institutions that offer courses in this field, I wanted to know which institute would be the best for me to undertake my studies. There is information available on websites of all institutions but having such interactions with the experts cleared all my doubts,” she added.
Students completing or have completed Year 12 or 13 also have the opportunity to undergo studies in a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) course at FNU through the 5,000 Tertiary Scholarships and Loans Service (TSLS) placements.
Offered through the University’s TVET Pasifika, these courses are Certificate III, Certificate IV and Trade Diploma level qualifications. Students eligible for TSLS-funded studies must have successfully completed Year 12 with a minimum mark of 200/400 or completed Level 1 and II studies from the Technical College of Fiji.
Prospective students can choose from a wide range of TVET courses offered by the University in various fields of study, including Engineering, Medical, Tourism and Hospitality, Entrepreneurship, Fashion and Design, Cooking and Patisserie, Carpentry, Construction, Graphic Arts and Design, Film and Television Production, Hairdressing, Automotive, Electrical and Electronics.
Interested students can still register and participate in the Livestream sessions during the University’s Virtual Outreach Activities (VOA) from the 4th to the 22nd of October by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Outreach team on 9317582.
Parents and guardians who wish to participate in the dedicated Information Sessions for them can also register through the contacts above. This session will be held on Friday, October 15 in the English, iTaukei and Hindi Languages.