Students set for business, technology field trip

Islands, Normal

The National, Tuesday November 5th, 2013

 STUDENTS of Namatanai Technical Vocational Centre in New Ireland are preparing for a field trip to East New Britain.

Twenty first-year students and four teachers will arrive in East New Britain to visit organisations and industries as an extension and training trip on Thursday and Friday.

Teacher Obert Elias, who looks after the business and agriculture department, said the students would visit resorts, hotels and agriculture institutes. They include the Vunamami Farmers Training Centre, Gazelle International Hotel, Queen Emma Lodge, Rapopo Resort, The Organisation for Industrial Spiritual and Cultural Advancement (OISCA), University of Natural Resources and Environment and National Agriculture Research Institute.

He said the purpose was to view businesses using modern management styles and technologies.

“We want students to see the benefits of these industries on the people,” he said.

Elias said the field trip was funded by the school.

Elias said the field trip should boost the morale of the students to take their course seriously next year.

“We chose East New Britain because standards here are higher in the islands region and are educational for our students. 

“There is a big gap between industries and educational institutions in New Ireland. At the moment, we cannot establish a good relationship with industries in Kavieng,” he said.

Elias said industries in Kavieng failed to realise the importance of working closely with institutions in the province.