Vivron Zenon Krishna was certain that after completing his secondary school education, he would follow in his father’s footsteps and become a skilled tradesman.
Growing up in a family of tradesmen, Krishna was drawn to the Fiji National University’s (FNU) programme Certificate III in Fabrication and Welding. Offered through FNU’s College of Engineering, Science & Technology (CEST), Krishna said the programme is training him to gain a solid foundation in welding theory and hands-on experience.
“I was lured to this course as I had a passion for welding and wanted to learn how welding works. Working with my hands and building is in my blood,” said Krishna.
“As a youngster, I often accompanied my father, an auto electrician and mechanic, to his workplace in Ba and seeing him working with hands motivated me to pursue studies in technical, vocational education and training (TVET) field,” he added.
Creative and artistic, Krishna believes the Certificate III programme will open employment opportunities, including the possibility of opening his own business.
“I have always wanted a career in skilled trade so that I can create and designs things made out of metals, and this programme allows me to develop that skill and learn the tricks of crafting metal.”
To further develop his expertise, Krishna is currently working part-time in a construction company in Ba and is delighted he can put into practice what he has learnt in the programme so far.
“I’m happy that I learned all the process, and I enjoyed the trade knowledge which I can put into practice.”
“After commencing my part-time employment, I have realised as a welder, my days are not always the same and is truly unique and not repetitive. I never know what I’ll be designing, fixing or altering. And this is what makes my job fun for me.
Krishna urges school leavers to enrol in the programme if they are looking for a comfortable learning environment and an exceptional applied fabrication and welding programme.
The Certificate III in Fabrication and Welding is offered through the University’s technical and vocational education and training (TVET) stream.
Interested students and stakeholders can learn more by visiting https://www.fnu.ac.fj/tvet-pasifika/