Fiji Ports invest in training

Posted by nesh

Investing in the training and development of workers is of great importance to the Fiji Ports Corporation Limited giving employees the opportunity to expand their knowledge base, build confidence and enhancing their overall performance that will benefit the company.

Twenty-four officers attended training yesterday (May 27) the University of the South Pacific’s Pacific Technical and Further Education (TAFE) training centre in Walu Bay which also consisted of officers from FPCL’s associate company- Fiji Ports Terminal Limited (FPTL).

Those attending the training course, titled “Making the Transition to Supervision” have been identified as leaders or future leaders of both organisations. The course is designed to help participants overcome many of the supervisory problems that they will encounter as a workplace leader.

“The training will give the employee a greater understanding of their responsibilities within their role, and in turn build their confidence. This confidence will enhance their overall performance and this can only benefit the company, FPCL Training Officer Anare Leweniqila said.

He said the investment in training that the company makes proves that FPCL values its employees and that it creates a supportive workplace.

At the end of the training, participants will be able to adjust to the supervisor’s role with confidence.

“With confidence and efficiencies improvement, FPCL is on par in achieving its vision of becoming the transhipment hub in the Pacific,” Mr Leweniqila added.

FPCL acts as the Port Landlord or Port regulator in the country while its associate company, FPTL is responsible for the operations solely handling of cargoes in an out of the Ports of Entry.