Pioneers graduate with certificates


TEN pioneer students of Pacific Training Institute graduated with national certificate one (NC1) in heavy equipment fitting on Thursday after six months of training at 11-Mile, outside Lae.
Director of Pacific Cranes and Engineering and Pacific Training Institute Sam Ale said the all-male class started training earlier this year.
Ale said the institute was established by the Pacific Crane and Engineering Limited which designed the programme.
The programme was aimed at training and equipping students with skills used in the industry.
Sylvester Kuyama, 23, from Dagua’s Makopin village, East Sepik, said he was excited to graduate with his certificate in heavy equipment fitting.
Kuyama, who was awarded the dux, said he was grateful that the institute had organised on-the-job training for eight weeks which had allowed students to experience work in the industry and to apply what they had learned.
Operations manager and lecturer at the institute, Edward Buasin, said they started building the institute in 2019 and enrolled the first students this year.
“We are training students to meet the standards of the growing industries in the country,” he said.

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