122 grad­u­ate in Aus­tralia-Pa­cific Tech­ni­cal Col­lege Ho­niara

To date, over 1000 Solomon Is­lan­ders have grad­u­ated with APTC qual­i­fi­ca­tions

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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

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