Over the last 12 months, Sustineo has been working closely with the Fiji High Education Commission (FHEC) on the design and delivery of Fiji’s Graduate Outcome Survey (GOS). As the inaugural Fiji GOS, the project has created the first comprehensive picture of career destinations and employment outcomes for graduates of Fiji’s higher education institutions (HEIs). Covering all of Fiji’s registered higher education institutions (HEI), the project has gathered key information which can help education institutions improve their programmes, as well as help the FHEC and the government improve the management of the higher education system.
The Fiji GOS has been an incredibly rewarding project to be part of and we feel privileged to have had the opportunity to contribute to this type of important, first of its kind work in Fiji. Notwithstanding this, it has been a challenging project. Beyond the challenges associated with designing and delivering the first type of this project in Fiji, the implementation has also been impacted through both COVID-19 and Tropical Cyclone Harold. Throughout this period, the ability for our team to work collaboratively with staff from the FHEC has been hugely important; we have collectively met all challenges along the way and found realistic (sometimes creative) means of overcoming them.
The delivery of the GOS has been a huge effort from the Sustineo team. Particular thanks to the Technical Lead for the project, Roger Smyth, to a wealth of experience, insight and energy to the project, as well as substantive inputs from Tom Sloan, Steffie Calubayan-Frias, Dr Asenati Chan-Tung and others.
Watch this space in the coming weeks as we look forward to hopefully seeing the release of project outputs from the FHEC.