Wilson hails coalition for inclusive training at Idubada

Youth & Careers

The Australia-Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) held its 22nd graduation last Wednesday at its Idubada campus in Port Moresby.
A total 148 students, including 44 females, graduated with qualifications across 17 programmes.
Australia’s deputy high commissioner Caitlin Wilson, who was guest speaker, congratulated the students for pursuing the opportunity to learn and upskill themselves.
She also commended those who played a role in educating the students.
“Graduations are exciting events as they are celebrations of hard work and sacrifice,” Wilson said.
“We are all here to recognise and celebrate your achievements.”
Wilson made special reference to female graduands, reminding all present at the ceremony, of the importance of equal participation at all levels in a society,
She highlighted the efforts by APTC in providing inclusive trainings. It is pleasing to see 44 females graduating in this cohort,” Wilson said.
“Over the years, APTC has seen female students graduating in traditionally male-dominated areas such as carpentry and the electrical trades.
“This reflects women empowerment. By participating in such jobs, women are bringing economic benefits to their families and contributing to the nation’s productivity. “This is why the Papua New Guinea and Australian governments ensure their activities together must always emphasise equality and women’s empowerment.”
APTC is an Australian government programme that provides Australian-standard technical, vocational, leadership and management skills and qualifications through a wide range of vocations for skilled workers in PNG and across the Pacific.

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