HISTORY will be made in Lae tomorrow when a premier national technical education institution is reborn under a new name.
Fifty-six years after its establishment in 1953 the name Lae Technical College will no longer exist as such.
It will undergo a name change and change of character as the National Polytechnic Institute of Papua New Guinea.
Governor-General Sir Paulias Matane will arrive in Lae today to launch the new technical education and training institution tomorrow.
Staff and students have been busy putting final touches to the preparations for an emotional farewell to the old college and welcome its new identity.
The governing council of the Lae Technical College held its final meeting for the year yesterday and endorsed the preparation for the launching.
Education Minister James Marape, Morobe Governor Luther Wenge and Education secretary Dr Joseph Pagelio will also attend the ceremony.
It is a busy week for the Lae Technical College.
Following the launch, it will have its last graduation under the name Lae Technical College on Thursday.
A total of 186 students will gradate with diplomas and 170 with certificates in various courses.