Creating Skills for life


Milestones achieved at Samoa graduation

Jul 22, 2011

The Samoa graduation where 107 graduates received their Australian qualifications from the chief guest, the Honourable Prime Minister of Samoa, was notable for the many milestones achieved by the graduates.

"At one of the largest APTC graduations to be held in Samoa, we saw the first Samoan graduates in Fitting and Machining, one a National University of Samoa trainer; the graduation of seven Hospitality students from south coast Upolo businesses that were affected by the 2009 tsunami; three Carpentry and two Hairdressing graduates who studied in Fiji," said Ms Julie Kean, APTC Samoa Country Manager, School of Tourism and Hospitality(STH).

"We also were able to congratulate Louisa Saupo, who overcame significant physical challenges to complete her Diploma in Community Services Work at the Vanuatu Campus, Vanuatu; fourteen Samoan Hospitality graduates from a class of fifteen, the highest proportion yet of Samoan citizens in a Hospitality class, and four of our National University of Samoa colleagues who completed Certificate IV in Training and Assessment."

Ms Kean said that this was a special and joyful day for the graduates and their families.

APTC is an Australian Government initiative in partnership with the Pacific and Timor-Leste.

APTC is implemented by TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275)

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