THE International Training Institute (ITI) has embarked on giving school leavers a second opportunity in their education.
The centre had been providing scholarships to Grades 10 and 12 students to study certificate courses at the centre.
ITI marketing manager Danny Smith said in Morobe province recently that a total of K33,000 was given out to 15 high schools as scholarships for students.
Mr Smith during the Markham Valley Secondary School graduation last Thursday announced the institute’s decision to extend the scholarship to schools in outer districts of Morobe province.
This year’s scholarships has been extended to Siassi, Wasu, Pindiu, Baiyune, Sialum and Salamaua High Schools including Dreggerhafen Secondary School in the Finschhafen district.
Markham Valley Secondary’s first recipient of the scholarship this year was Grade 10 student Simon Simeon.
Principal Ebae Oreng said young Simeon deserved the award as he was student who was committed to his studies.
Mr Smith presented a K4,000 scholarship to the student to take up studies at the ITI centre in Lae for the first semester that begins next January.
Simeon comes from Umi in the Wantoat local-level government council near the peak of Mt Avara in Markham district.
He said Simeon will have the opportunity to choose what certificate course to take up at the centre.