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APTC to graduate 64 students today

THE Australia Pacific Technical College will be graduating 64 students from 10 different programmes at the Heritage Park today.

The event is organised by APTC in partnership with the Australian Government and will be attended by Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, His Excellency Mr Roderick Brazier, as guest speaker.

The graduation ceremony recognizes Solomon Islands students who studied under APTC campuses in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

It will begin from 3pm – 5pm, and representatives from the government as well as key industry partners along with APTC staff, graduates, and friends and family are expected to attend.

According to APTC, it highlights more than half of students graduating today are women, with a total of 38.

Amongst the 38 graduates, two female will be graduates with Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician and Certificate III in Painting and Decorating programmes.

The APTC also adds largest group to graduate from the ceremony are Certificate II in Hospitality programme, with a total of 22 students.

“They undertook their training at the newly refurbished Isles Café and kitchen, which was launched last year, program was delivered in partnership with Don Bosco Technical Institute in Henderson,” according to APTC.

However, key highlight of today’s ceremony are Certificate III in Community Service which described as group of pioneering to study the programme under APTC.

These 64 students are graduating with qualifications in 10 different programs comprises of; Community Services, Engineering – Mechanical Trades (Diesel Fitting and Machining) and the Electrotechnology Electrician.

Furthermore, the Hospitality, Individual Support, Painting and Decorating, Plumbing, Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology and Youth Work.