Congratulations to Stratford's Trade Graduates

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On Thursday 5 November, Stratford District Council celebrated the hard work and effort that goes into achieving a qualification and skills training. The 2020 Trade Graduation Ceremony held in Council’s Chambers congratulated 20 local people who had recently completed a trade certificate.

The ceremony is always a great celebration says Mayor Volzke. “Seeing local people succeed in their desired field of work is very gratifying and a win for the whole community.” 

“This was the 12th year Council has held a Trade Graduation ceremony as part of the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs initiative and it’s one of the highlights on our annual calendar.” 

“Well done to all involved who help ensure our people get to where they want to be, especially the employers who have provided the opportunity and encouragement. Everyone should be proud of the achievements of this year’s graduates,” says Mayor Volzke. 

On the evening attendees watched a video message from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and heard from Mayor Neil Volzke.

Mayor Volzke was joined by Deputy Mayor Alan Jamieson, Venture Taranaki’s Shaan Davis, Tracy Collier from Careerforce, Council Chief Executive Sven Hanne and Michelle Phelan from Primary ITO to present the trophies and certificates.

Congratulations to our 2020 graduates: 
New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Health Assistance) Level 3:

  • Angela West
  • Cherie Glasgow
  • Shaayal Prasad
  • Kathleen Hawe
  • Jean-Pierre Lubbe 
  • Debbie Ann Imperial 

New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Level 2:

  • Natasha Peck 

New Zealand Certificate in Cleaning (Specialist Cleaning) Level 3:

  • Rashika Reenay

National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Parts and Accessories Merchandising) Level 3:

  • Sonya Joyce 

National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Heavy Engineering) Levels 3 and 4:

  • Aiden Crawford  

New Zealand Certificate in Business (First Line Management) Level 4:

  • Daniel Hinton 

New Zealand Certificate in Dairy Livestock Husbandry Level 3 and the New Zealand Certificate in Livestock Feeding Level 3:

  • Sonja Taunt 

National Certificate in Retail Level 3:

  • Megan McKinlay
  • Lisa Sharrock

New Zealand Certificate in Real Estate (Salesperson) Level 4:

  • Daniel Stieller
  • Shannan Sorensen

National Certificate in Aquatics (Swim and Water Safety Teacher) Level 3:

  • Holly Baker
  • Lauree Collins
  • Orion McGeoch
  • Shanika Beard 


Pictured on the night:

Left to right: Aiden Crawford, Daniel Stieller, Sonya Joyce, Debbie Ann Imperial, Shaayal Prasad, Angela West, Mayor Neil Volzke, Cherie Glasgow, Natasha Peck, Sonja Taunt, Lauree Collins, Rashika Reenay, Shannan Sorensen, Lisa Sharrock and Megan McKinlay.

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