Con­trib­ute To Na­tional Devel­op­ment, Grad­u­ates Told

Fiji Sun - - Nation - NICOLETTE CHAM­BERS

You must em­brace the knowl­edge and skills you have gained to con­trib­ute to na­tional devel­op­ment.

This was the mes­sage given by the Di­rec­tor of the Na­tional Train­ing and Pro­duc­tiv­ity Cen­tre (NTPC), Isimeli Tag­i­cakiver­ata, after of­fi­ci­at­ing at the NTPC De­part­ment of Hos­pi­tal­ity and Tourism grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony at the Fiji Na­tional Univer­sity (FNU), Nadi Cam­pus on Wednes­day.

Mr Tag­i­cakiver­ata said the tourism in­dus­try was a key in­dus­try in Fiji be­cause it was the big­gest rev­enue earner which pro­vided di­rect and in­di­rect em­ploy­ment to thou­sands of peo­ple across the na­tion. “The skills and knowl­edge you have gained at NTPC will help you con­trib­ute to this im­por­tant in­dus­try and it is up to you to en­sure that high stan­dards and good rep­u­ta­tion of the in­dus­try is main­tained at all times,” Mr Tag­i­cakiver­ata said.

“This grad­u­a­tion is only the be­gin­ning and we en­cour­age you to main­tain your en­thu­si­asm, com­mit­ment, ded­i­ca­tion and trust­wor­thi­ness in your ca­reer, be­cause a good work ethic will take you a long way.”

He also ac­knowl­edged the fam­i­lies and friends present at the grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony, for their sup­port to­wards the grad­u­ates. “Fam­ily sup­port is al­ways im­por­tant and we at NTPC value this,” he said.

“Thank you for your con­tin­u­ing sup­port, com­mit­ment and sac­ri­fice be­cause without you, our grad­u­ates would not be here to­day.” The Act­ing Head of Train­ing, Hos­pi­tal­ity and Tourism De­part­ment, Akash Gupta, en­cour­aged the grad­u­ates to be con­fi­dent once they are out on the field work­ing. “You are ready, will­ing and more than able to grasp the torch that the de­part­ment be­stows upon you, you are the fu­ture and we wish you all the best,” he said.

Edited by Car­o­line Ratu­cadra


Grad­u­ates after re­ceiv­ing their Cer­tifi­cate in Food and Bev­er­age dur­ing the Na­tional Train­ing and Pro­duc­tiv­ity Cen­tre (NTPC) De­part­ment of Hos­pi­tal­ity and Tourism on De­cem­ber 5, 2018.


Dani Had­dad and Mata­iasi Tuwai at the FNU Nadi Cam­pus on De­cem­ber 5, 2018.

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