122 graduate in Australia-Pacific Technical College Honiara
To date, over 1000 Solomon Islanders have graduated with APTC qualifications
More than 120 students of the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) were awarded qualifications in 13 skills areas during the APTC graduation ceremony on September 6 at Maranatha Hall in Honiara. To date, over 1000 Solomon Islanders have graduated with APTC qualifications. APTC is an innovative development project funded by the Australian government, delivering Australian-standard skills and qualifications for a wide range of vocational careers for skilled workers across the Pacific. Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Rural Development Selina Boso, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Rural Development said: “The graduation ceremony is very special as we witness the payback of hardwork, perseverance, commitment, courage and extra effort displayed by 122 special people in their strife for higher education. “This contributes to improved skills in productivity and livelihoods of oneself, families, communities and the Solomon Islands as a country.” Ms Boso urged the graduates to make best use of the skills they obtained during their training at APTC and contribute towards generating employment.
This is especially in the rural economy, to achieve economic growth and development in the Solomon Islands.
A particular highlight of the graduation was the presentation of certificates to more than 50 emerging leaders from the Solomon Islands private sector for completing Australian qualifications in leadership and management. This was also for training and assessment, hospitality, and business skills as part of the Australia funded Speciality Skills for the Business Programme. Source: APTC, Australian Aid