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Pacific TAFE students recognised for participating at ADB meet

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Students of Nadi Hospitality Tourism and Training Centre (NHTTC) received certificates of participation for providing hospitality and etiquette services during the recent ADB event in Nadi.

Around 30 students from The University of the South Pacific (USP), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), Nadi Hospitality Tourism and Training Centre (NHTTC) received certificates of participation for providing hospitality and etiquette services during the Asian Development Bank meeting on 1-5 May 2019 in Nadi.

While presenting the certificates, Ms. Sue McIndoe, Conference Personnel Manager at Rosie Holidays, acknowledged and thanked the students for their participation.

“I would like to congratulate the Pacific TAFE students for a job well done,” she said, adding that they were an amazing team which she was proud of.

She commented that the students excelled in the different areas, roles and duties given to them during the entire event.

“They all were in different areas, each given a different role and responsibility and I am so proud of the way they managed and handled themselves around dignitaries,” McIndoe said.

“I have no doubt that you will excel in your future careers,” she added.

Ms Parijata Moeava, Team Leader & Facilitator at the Nadi Hospitality Tourism and Training Centre stated that she was extremely proud of the student’s achievements.

“The feedback that we have received in terms of the event planning was that our students did an excellent job, they were spot on and very switched on and they basically knew what they were doing,” she said.

She said that their participation in the ADB event would provide the students and the Centre extra mileage in the near future.

“They get to use this experience as a learning curve for them and also it will be part of their curriculum vitae at this stage where they have had actual event planning experience so that is excellent mileage for the students,” Ms Moeava said.

“It also gives a really good mileage for our Nadi Centre as well because the calibre of our students is now visible and there were so many different hotels, resorts and other partners and stakeholders at the event that saw and experienced the kind of service that USP had to offer.”

Mr Hasmukh Lal, the Chief Executive Officer of Pacific TAFE, said it was yet another milestone for the Centre and the decision of having a dedicated hospitality and tourism Centre at Nadi proved worthwhile.

“Nadi is seen as the hub of tourism in Fiji and having a Centre in Nadi is going to provide support to the hospitality and tourism industry in the Western Division,” he said.

“This year we have doubled our enrolment numbers at the Centre compared to the previous year. I believe this is an excellent achievement in terms of exposure – this would not have been possible without our industry partners and in terms of the partnership and student participation in external events as well such as the ADB event,” he added.

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