Gals shine as welders

Lae News, Normal

TWO women were among the 22 who sat for their metal fabrication and welding trade test level one, set by the National Apprenticeship and Trade Testing Board (NATTB) this week.
The trade test scheme was held at Lae Technical College with 21 employees from Rabweld Ltd in Rabaul, two technical training certificate (TTC) students from Lae Technical College and one from Ramu Agri-Industries.
The four-day test involved practical application skills of welding which ended last Sunday.
The trade test was another alternative for those who have not gone through an apprenticeship to qualify for a tradesman certificate after successful completion of levels one, two and three tests, William Tiru, a quality assurance and accreditation officer with
NATTB said.
NATTB was a secretariat of the Department of Labour and Industrial Relations and was the only body that accredits tradesman certificates in the seven core trades of carpentry, welding, business studies, plumbing, electrical, metal fabrication, and maintenance fitting and machinery