Training graduates recognised
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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