The Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC) is looking forward to train more students in tertiary institutions under its industrial and cadetship programmes.
CIC’s human resources officer Leks Paul said they have an ongoing programme to train graduates and current students in tertiary institutions studying agricultural-related courses through internships and cadetships.
“We have two programmes for developing graduates, the industrial or internship, and cadetship programmes,” Paul said.
“In cadetship programmes, we do hire graduates for two to three years employment.”
He said after the training, the graduates were brought into the corporation based on their performance.
Under industrial training, students were given hands-on experience out in the field during their breaks.
Paul said the industry assisted students do their research, reports and final-year projects as aprerequisite for their university studies.
“The industry is interested in encouraging graduate programmes to develop and train the next generation of human resources.”
Paul said the corporation took in graduates under the programme based on institutions producing agricultural graduates for their development. He said they
also took in students studying finance, management and administration courses under the programmes for non-agricultural institutions.
Paul was at the University of Technology career fair last Friday in Lae promoting the corporation’s programme in human resource development.
He said the programme was ongoing and as long as institutions produced graduates
that they would always take students in for training and development.