Paka Wakanivonoloa has 20 years of experience in building and constructing pre-cast slabs, and constructing high rise buildings and timber dwellings. He joined APTC in May 2010 and started his teaching career as a tutor, working his way up to become a construction trainer delivering Certificate III in Carpentry at the Suva Campus. Paka joined the Fiji Sugar Industry Project team in Rakiraki delivering Certificate II in Construction in June 2016. His role as a trainer is to ensure students are competent in the skills required of a construction worker and to ensure all works and training are carried out to the appropriate standards.
Paka’s vocational and training qualifications include Carpentry General Mod 1,2,3 from the Fiji National University (FNU), Training of Trainers Module 1&2 Instructional Skills Workshop (FNU), Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE, and Certificate III in Carpentry. He is currently completing a Diploma in Vocational Education and Training.
Paka’s goal working for the Fiji Sugar Industry Project is to provide quality education and training to students, leading to the development of self-directed learning.