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Graduates celebrated their qualifications at the Wairoa Industry Training graduation ceremony held just before Christmas.

More than 20 local people were congratulated on their training achievements at a ceremony held by the Wairoa District Council as part of the Mayors’ Taskforce for Jobs programme.

Wairoa Mayor Craig Little congratulated the graduates who had gained qualifications over the past couple of years ranging from the retail and agriculture to health and wellbeing and automotive engineering.

"It is great to see Wairoa growing its own skillbase. I particularly acknowledge the effort made by these graduates to upskill themselves. It is a real tribute to their effort and determination, and at the end of the day our whole community benefits by having upskilled people working throughout different industries across our communities. I would also like to extend a thank you to those employers, including our own Council, which have supported these graduates, and to the other partners who have assisted in enabling these people to become qualified.”

Graduates are as follows: Daniel McGregor — NZ Apprenticeship in sheep and beef farming, breeding, Level 4; Waylon Shadlock — NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Skills, Level 2, with optional strand in self-management and employability skills v2; Ruby-Anne Edwards — NZ Certificate in Tourism ; Betty Tollison — NZ Certificate in Retail; Sharon Naidu — NZ Certificate in Retail; Michele Murphy — NZ Certificate in Business, introduction to team leadership; Jack Te Amo  — NZC in Infrastructure Works, L2; Damon Macdonald — NZC in Electricity Supply, Power Technician L5; Melissa Stanaway — NZC in Infrastructure Works Contract Management L5; Brett Craft — NZA-NZC in Drinking Water Treatment L4, multistage processes optional strand; Jade Beattie — NZC in Infrastructure Works – Civil Works Specialisation L3; Isa Robertson — NZC in Infrastructure Works – Civil Works Specialisation L3; Nicola Williams — NZC in Infrastructure Works – Civil Works Specialisation L3; Trent Zeilstra — NZC in Infrastructure Works – Civil Works Specialisation L3; Tara Carroll — NZ Certificate is sport, exercise and leisure operation;  Matthew Te Kahu — NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing, health assistance, Level 3 and NZ Apprenticeship in Community Facilitation;  Alanajoy Brown — NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing, Level 2; Whearn Tipuna — NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing, Level 2; Angela Brady — NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing, Level 2; Ricky Tahuri — NZ Apprenticeship in Mental Health and Addiction Support v 1.3; Melvin Blake — NZ Certificate in Light Automotive Engineering, Level 4; Alexander Little — NZ Certificate in Heavy Automotive Engineering, road transport Level 4.

Photo: Skills and qualifications were celebrated at the Wairoa Industry Training graduation ceremony held just before Christmas.

9 January 2023

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