Mapex graduates more than 5,000 students


A TECHNICAL and vocational education and training (Tvet) college has graduated more than 5,000 students with basic business, trade and motor vehicle skills this year to join the work force in the country, its director says.
Mapex Training Institute (MTI) director Marcus Kara said its 10 branches throughout the country had graduated “between 5,000 to 6,000” students that took three-month certificate courses and diploma studies.
At the 17th graduation ceremony for diploma programmes and various business and trade certificate courses in Port Moresby yesterday, Kara said students had graduated with business management and trades certificates as well as diplomas in information technology during three graduations this year. He said the institution provided an opportunity for students who did not make it to national tertiary institutions.
“We graduated the first batch of 800 students in June and 890 in July in Port Moresby alone,” Kara said.
“Another 300 students in Kimbe, 900 students in Lae and 800 students in Kokopo.”
Kara said almost 1,000 students graduated in August and December in Port Moresby alone.
Kara said these students graduated mainly in heavy equipment fitting, motor vehicle and business certificates.
He said 585 students graduated yesterday at the institute’s Port Moresby campus.