Ronald upgrades self
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