The National, Wednesday 15th May 2013
By CARMELLA GWARE
SIXTY-FIVE professional students graduated from the Australia Pacific Technical College (APTC) last Wednesday after earning certificates and diplomas in mechanical and electrical engineering, hospitality, tourism, plumbing and community services.
APTC chief executive officer Denise O’Brien said any graduation ceremony is a result of hard work by many people.
“I wish to extend my warmest congratulations to the 65 students graduating here today and to those who have had a role in contributing to their success.
“As a result of your hard work and dedication you have been awarded an Australian qualification that is recognised nationally and internationally across many industry sectors.
“Use what you have learnt to better your country – we have also learnt a lot from you as you came to APTC with a wealth of experience.
“We thank you for the opportunity to share in your learning and trust that this is just the beginning and that you should continue to strive to be the very best you can be in your chosen work.”
APTC requires applicants to have at least a minimum of three years work experience to enroll for its courses.
Successful applicants will be fully sponsored by the government of Australia.
The college is in partnership with the Port Moresby Technical College.