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UCOL celebrates with trades graduates

24 April 2012

More than 80 people who have completed industry training qualifications will celebrate at the Regent on Broadway this Friday during the ninth annual Trades Graduation.


The event recognises the achievements of those in the Palmerston North, Manawatu, Rangitikei and Tararua regions who have gained their qualifications in 2011.


UCOL’s Executive Dean of Trades and Technology Kelly Gay says, as a big player in trades training in the region, UCOL is delighted to support and sponsor the event.

“UCOL is part of the pathway, along with Industry Training Organisations, that ensures students have a smooth progression to becoming tradespeople” he says. “We are excited to be associated with an event that celebrates the graduation of apprentices into tradespeople and to recognize their achievement.”


Palmerston North Mayor Jono Naylor will present the Mayoral Award to an apprentice who has achieved outstanding success, and MP for Palmerston North Iain Lees-Galloway will present the Employers Award to businesses recognised for their contribution to employee industry training.


The graduates trained in retail, hairdressing, gas fitting, plumbing, automotive engineering/machining/refinishing, joinery, civil construction, flooring, telecommunications, printing, sign-making, community support services, carpentry and water reticulation will attend the ceremony.


A procession from the Regent on Broadway to Highflyers will be held following the ceremony.


When: 6.00 pm, Friday 27 April.

Where: Regent on Broadway.



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