Youth Services



The Youth Training Centre activities are planned, implemented and overseen through the nation’s four divisions, the Central/Eastern Division, the Western Division and the Northern Division. Established in 1993, this is a second chance program targeted at disadvantaged youths who cannot continue in the formal education system.

i) To provide appropriate vocational training to ensure career development and sustainable self-employment for the youths in Fiji.

ii) To pursue economically viable enterprises.
iii) To provide character development training as a vehicle to complement up-skilling programmes and ensure holistic development of youth for improved livelihood.

The 5 training centres are listed below:

Youth Training Centre Nasau, Sigatoka

YTC Nasau is one of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Institute facilities for youth empowerment and skills training. The centre is situated at Nasau Sigatoka, approximately six kilometres from Sigatoka Town up the Valley Road.The Centre mainly focuses on developing market oriented non formal education courses for unemployed young and rural based youths.

Youth Training Centre Valelevu, Nasinu

YTC Valelevu or The National Youth Band Program was set up by the Ministry of Youth, Employment Opportunities and Sports in 1995 to provide a "second chance opportunity" to those students who have dropped out of the formal education system but have musical interests and talents. The aim of the program is to provide theoretical and practical training in music so that they can better their chances of finding employment in the music industry. Since its inception, the success rating of the program has been commendable with the majority of students who have graduated being able to find employment in the Fiji Military Forces Band, Fiji Police Force and Band, in the Fiji Prison Services, Secondary Schools as Physical Education, Art & Craft and Music Teachers, in the British Army and in hotels and other tourist destinations around the country.

The main areas of study in the programme are:
· Musical Theories;
· Practical Musical applications;
· Physical Education and Sports;
· Culture and Customs;
· Cultural entertainment

Youth Training Centre Yavitu, Kadavu

The Yavitu Youth Training Centre is located in the district of Naceva in Kadavu. The centre is only accessible by passenger boat from Suva to Vunisea Wharf and then by small outboard engines to Yavitu training centre.
The Centre caters for youths from the Eastern Division but is open to youths from all divisions around the country and like other youth training centers provides training in general agriculture, skills training and other specific skills for sustainable youth development such as basic carpentry training, fiberglass repair and start your own business etc.

Youth Training Centres Naleba and Naqere, Vanua Levu

The Northern Division oversees two training centres for the provision of youth skills training. The centres provide training in General Agriculture [Naleba] and Carpentry to train youths in specific skills for sustainable livelihood development and self-employment.
The Naleba Youth Training Centre provides boarding facilities with training programmes in Basic Agriculture with the target of 50 youths to be trained. The centre mainly caters for youths of Macuata and Bua, however youths of Cakaudrove are not exempted from benefiting from the centre’s programmes.

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