Train­ing grad­u­ates recog­nised

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Thirty two Mata­mata-Pi­ako grad­u­ates re­ceived recog­ni­tion at the in­dus­try train­ing grad­u­a­tion held in Mor­rinsville on June 14.

Grad­u­ates this year in­cluded me­chan­ics, farm­ers, line me­chan­ics, butch­ers, and stock feed man­u­fac­tur­ers.

Mata­mata-Pi­ako District Coun­cil com­mu­ni­ca­tions of­fi­cer Tar­ryn Ap­pleby said the in­dus­try train­ing grad­u­a­tion was held to recog­nise the im­por­tance of in­dus­try train­ing qual­i­fi­ca­tions.

‘‘It’s also a great op­por­tu­nity to recog­nise the con­tri­bu­tion of em­ploy­ers who sup­port their em­ploy­ees through their qual­i­fi­ca­tions,’’ she said.

District mayor Jan Barnes, who pre­sented the grad­u­ates with their cer­tifi­cates, said the grad­u­ates were valu­able to the com­mu­nity.

‘‘We are, as a district and a com­mu­nity, so very proud of what you’ve achieved.’’

Te Aroha Fed­er­ated Farm­ers chair­man An­drew McGiven was guest speaker at the event.

The grad­u­a­tion cel­e­bra­tions were the cul­mi­na­tion of months and years of hard work, he told grad­u­ates.

How­ever, their learn­ing didn’t stop here – ‘‘the era of mod­ern tech­nol­ogy means we all have to grow and learn’’, he said.

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