Education and Training Needs of Rural Communities: A Situational Analysis of Selected Villages in Fourteen Provinces of Fiji
The purpose of this research project was to conduct a survey of the training needs of people in rural communities of the fourteen provinces in Fiji. The rationale behind this exercise was to take the Fiji Institute of Technology (FIT), a training and education institution, to the homes of this target group, bearing in mind the advent of distance education and learning. However, it was also found that people in most rural communities did not fully understand the role of FIT, so the researchers had an opportunity to market the institute through awareness-raising in the villages. All the participants were grateful for the opportunity to meet and talk to professionals from FIT on various issues. Even very remote villages were among those visited.
KeywordsRural Community Adult Education Training Institution Rural Dweller Small Business Administration
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