Cer­e­mony cel­e­brates 125 achiev­ers

Hawke's Bay Today - - Local News -

More than 125 lo­cal grad­u­ates were recog­nised at a spe­cial cer­e­mony hosted by CHB Mayor Alex Walker at the Civic Theatre in Waipuku­rau.

The grad­u­a­tion ear­lier this week saw the East­ern In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy (EIT), Cen­tral Hawke’s Bay Dis­trict Coun­cil and the May­ors Task­force for Jobs partner in a first com­bined event for the dis­trict.

The May­ors Task­force for Jobs runs In­dus­try Train­ing Grad­u­a­tions to recog­nise the achieve­ments of re­cent grad­u­ates and pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity for the trainees and ap­pren­tices to cel­e­brate with their fam­i­lies, friends and em­ploy­ers.

Over 100 grad­u­ates of EIT cer­tifi­cate pro­grammes were also recog­nised at the grad­u­a­tion in front of fam­i­lies, friends, tu­tors and EIT staff.

“We were de­lighted to help cre­ate a com­bined cel­e­bra­tion for all the stu­dents to ac­knowl­edge their suc­cesses. Even with the power cut, the evening was a great event. It was cer­tainly mem­o­rable to see the mass of cell­phones pro­vid­ing light,” said San­dra Flem­ing, EIT Cen­tral Hawke’s Bay Learn­ing Cen­tre Co­or­di­na­tor.

“The grad­u­a­tion is a time for cel­e­bra­tion as well an op­por­tu­nity to say thank you to lo­cal em­ploy­ers for their on­go­ing com­mit­ment to youth and train­ing,” said Walker. “We’re de­lighted to partner with EIT this year.”

A fur­ther 25 in­dus­try trainees and ap­pren­tices were also recog­nised at the cer­e­mony for achiev­ing their lo­cal qual­i­fi­ca­tions. They grad­u­ated from the scheme that saw 12 lo­cal em­ploy­ers and five In­dus­try Train­ing Or­gan­i­sa­tions (ITO) in­volved.

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