A total of 150 Papua New Guinean students have graduated from the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) with qualifications in twelve programs.
The students have graduated with qualifications ranging from Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade (Diesel Fitting) to Certificate IV in Youth Work.
APTC delivers Australian-standard skills and qualifications recognised internationally, for a range of vocational careers for skilled workers across the Pacific.
Speaking on behalf of the graduates, Ms Jean Luru, thanked both the Australian and PNG Governments for their support.
Ms Luru is looking forward to working at one of PNG’s newest hotels, the Stanley Hotel and Suites in Waigani, which will be opening soon. Ms Luru is among 32 others who graduated with a Certificate III in Hospitality.
“Papua New Guineans will benefit from the skills and knowledge provided by APTC,” she said.
“My fellow graduates and I would like to thank our employers, who have supported us through this journey as well as the APTC trainers and tutors who provided a supportive learning environment.”
More than 2190 Papua New Guineans have graduated from APTC since its establishment, with qualifications including light automotive, carpentry and construction, fitting and machining, diesel fitting, fabrication, electrical and hospitality.