Local Industry Training Graduates recognised at graduation ceremony

Forty-one Industry Training Graduates have been celebrated for their achievements at a graduation ceremony hosted by the Ashburton District Council earlier this week.

The ceremony, held at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre on Monday 26 November, recognised the new graduates’ positive contributions they make to many local organisations.

Becoming an Industry Training Graduate involves studying while working, either to improve existing work skills or to gain new skills. Through this process, employers, sponsors and industry training advisors support and encourage students to improve their work skills, as it is crucial for achieving long-term economic success.

“We are very proud to recognise the outstanding achievements of our local Industry Training Graduates and would like to congratulate them on their dedication to improving their skills,” Ashburton Mayor Donna Favel said.

Prior to 2015, Grow Mid Canterbury organised and hosted the graduation awards, and this year, the Council continued that tradition.

The Industry Training work/study scheme is made available through the New Zealand Industry Training Organisation, the Mayor’s Task Force for Jobs Initiative, and the Ashburton District Council.

The study topics available are suited to those in many workplaces, from construction to agribusiness management, hairdressing, water reticulation, wool harvesting, horticulture, and many more areas.

“At a time when we are looking at record low unemployment rates, it is imperative for individual staff members to have access to training to improve their skills and abilities so they can be the best employees they can be. It’s also crucial that employers encourage this growth for the betterment of our district.”

Ashburton District Council would like to congratulate and recognise the following:

  • Amelia Afu, New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Health Assistance) (Level 3)
  • Shaun Allan, National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Electrical & Mechanical Engineering) Light Vehicle (Levels 3 and 4)
  • Faye Barrand, National Certificate in Adult Education & Training (Level 4) NZ Environment
  • Liam Bell, National Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4)
  • Lloyd Bowater, National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Heavy Engineering) Agricultural Equipment (Levels 3 and 4)
  • Warren Carr, National Certificate in Business (First Line Management) Level 4
  • Zuzana Cerna, National Certificate in Tourism (Core Skills) Level 3
  • Jacqueline De Beer, New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Health Assistance) (Level 3)
  • Mohamed Diab, National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Electrician for Registration) Level 4
  • Veronica Engelbrecht, New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) (Level 4)
  • Andrea Fechney, National Certificate in Health, Disability, and Aged Support (Senior Support) (Level 4)
  • Susan Geipel, New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) (Level 4)
  • Beverley Grieve, New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Health Assistance) (Level 3)
  • Rachel Hall, National Certificate in Snowsport (Snowschool) Level 5
  • Nola Hansen, National Certificate in Health, Disability, and Aged Support (Senior Support) (Level 4)
  • Christine Hay, New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Health Assistance) (Level 3)
  • Danny Hooper, National Certificate in Electricity Supply (Cable Jointer - Low Voltage) (Level 3)
  • Danny Hooper, National Certificate in Electricity Supply (Cable Jointer - High Voltage) (Level 4)
  • Angela Ilton, New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Health Assistance) (Level 3)
  • Rodney Jenner, National Certificate in Drainlaying (Installation) Level 4
  • Annusheel Kumar, National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Heavy Engineering) Agricultural Equipment (Levels 3 and 4)
  • Bronwyn Lockyear, New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Health Assistance) (Level 3)
  • Warren MacKenzie, New Zealand Certificate in Pipe Installations with strand in Trenched (Level 4) 
  • Mele Mahoni, New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Health Assistance) (Level 3)
  • Aileen McLaren, New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Health Assistance) (Level 3)
  • Graham Muir, New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Orderly Services) (Level 3)
  • Trinidad Patricio, New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Health Assistance) (Level 3)
  • Sanjay Prasad, New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) (Level 4)
  • Judith Reid, New Zealand Certificate in Retail (Customer Service and Sales Support) (Level 2)
  • Veena Sharma, New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Health Assistance) (Level 3)
  • Samantha Swanepoel, New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) (Level 4)
  • Hannah Tarbotton, National Certificate in Tourism (Core Skills) Level 3
  • Philip Thompson-Wilson, National Certificate in Motor Industry (Motorcycle Engineering)
  • Philip Turner, National Certificate in Electricity Supply (Cable Jointer - Low Voltage) (Level 3)
  • Philip Turner, National Certificate in Electricity Supply (Cable Jointer - High Voltage) (Level 4)
  • Akenese Ututaaloga Teomatavui, New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Health Assistance) (Level 3)
  • Mele Vaipulu, New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Health Assistance) (Level 3)
  • Mele Vaipulu, New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) (Level 4)
  • Moana Waiti, New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) (Level 4)
  • Raelee Willemse, New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Health Assistance) (Level 3)
  • Janet Young, New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) (Level 4)​
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