FNU graduates challenged to be productive members of the workforce

FNU's CBHTS graduates received their certificates from Chief Guest, Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation CEO Nesbitt Hazelman at the graduation ceremony in Suva. Picture: SUPPLIED

GRADUATES, you now have the challenge to translate your education into the national, regional and global workplace needs and realities.

Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation chief executive Nesbitt Hazelman said this in his address while officiating at the Fiji National University’s (FNU) College of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies (CBHTS) graduation yesterday.

Mr Hazelman reminded the graduates to be creative, hardworking and honest workers that employers could rely on and also challenged them to be critical thinkers and productive members of the workforce.

“At the national level, linking your talent skills to the national development teamwork and has become your vocation from here on,” Mr Hazelman said.

“As a job seeker, you have received well-rounded education from your teaching staff and both academic and on the job training to prepare you for the world of work. I also encourage you to be a job creator by going out and starting your own business.”

He reminded the graduates to complement their qualifications by having the right soft skills and also acknowledged employers for allowing their staff to enhance their skills through in-service training.

A total of 1854 students will graduate from FNU during its series of December graduation ceremonies.

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