15 Nov 2018

Kiribati students graduate with vocational skills

2:48 pm on 15 November 2018

Twenty I-Kiribati nationals have gained Australian qualifications in nine technical and vocational programmes through Australian aid funded technical training.

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The Australia Pacific Training Coalition, or APTC, graduation ceremony was held in Betio on Wednesday.

APTC has trained over 13,000 Pacific women and men, including over 440 I-Kiribati nationals, helping them gain internationally recognised Australian qualifications for a wide range of vocational careers.

The Kiribati students got certificates in carpentry, commercial cookery, early childhood education, fabrication, hospitality, light vehicle mechanical technology, painting and decorating, plumbing and tiling.