Industry Training Graduations
The Industry Training Graduations have been developed to recognise the achievements of recent graduates and provide an opportunity for the trainees and apprentices to celebrate with their families, friends and employers.
Graduation ceremonies are attended by graduates who have recently completed a National Certificate qualification with an Industry Training Organisation (ITO), the District Mayor and elected members, and the ITOs themselves.
Mayor Neil Volzke says, “This is an opportunity to celebrate the hard work and effort that goes into completing higher education or trade skills. Local people succeeding in their chosen field is a positive for the whole community and it’s important to take the time to acknowledge them.”
A Trade Graduation Ceremony in the Council chambers would normally be held in November to celebrate these achievements, but with the uncertainty of COVID-19 alert levels this year, SDC chose to shine a light on graduates in a different way.
Mayor Volzke says, “Community safety is at the forefront of our decision to move away from the ceremony event. Instead we’d like to take a more personalised approach and will be organising individual presentations with our graduates and their employers.”
“We’ll also be recognising our graduates on Council channels throughout the month of November,” he says.
We'll share photos of these presentations on this page and on our Facebook page. Congratulations to everyone!
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