Ron­ald up­grades self

Fiji Sun - - 100 COURTS ANNIVERSAR­Y -

Ron­ald Ma­haraj is one of Courts tech­ni­cians who is be­hind the scene to re­pair your elec­tri­cal ap­pli­ances.

Mr Ma­haraj ini­tially wanted to be an air­craft en­gi­neer but be­cause there was no schol­ar­ship for the course, he had to opt for an­other course to study.

The 34-year-old did his Trade Cer­tifi­cate in Re­frig­er­a­tor and Air-con­di­tion­ing in 2004.

He is one of Courts tech­ni­cians based at their Ser­vice Cen­tre at Lau­cala Beach out­side Suva.

He has been with Courts for more than nine years.

“I did not lose hope when I re­alise that there was no schol­ar­ship for air­craft en­gi­neer­ing,” Mr Ma­haraj said.

“I knew some lec­tur­ers at Fiji Na­tional Univer­sity (then known as Fiji In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy) who ad­vised me to take up the Trade Cer­tifi­cate in Re­frig­er­a­tor and Air­con­di­tion­ing.

“I have never looked back. I learned a lot since join­ing Courts and I am still learn­ing.

“I re­pair fridge, wash­ing ma­chine, stoves, dish­wash­ers, and cook­tops among other things.” Mr Ma­haraj said he had to con­tin­u­ally up­grade his knowl­edge due to the ad­vance­ment of tech­nol­ogy.

In 2007, Mr Ma­haraj up­graded him­self to Class Three and Class Two re­spec­tively in Re­frig­er­a­tor and Air­con­di­tion­ing at the Train­ing and Pro­duc­tiv­ity Author­ity of Fiji (TPAF).

“With ad­vance­ment in tech­nol­ogy we should up­grade our knowl­edge,” he said.

“Peo­ple can still come to us to re­pair their elec­tri­cal ap­pli­ances even if they didn’t buy it for us.

“Our pri­or­ity are our cus­tomers, we try and re­pair other ap­pli­ances not sold in our shops.” - WATI TALEBULA

Ron­ald Ma­haraj.

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