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Father and Sons Celebrate a Secure Future at Graduation

11 Jun 2014

Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne is a long way to travel for a graduation ceremony but Mr Hock Sen Lee and his four sons made the journey to NMIT’s recent Graduation night.

Mr Hock Sen Lee and sons – Tai Jet, Tai Keong, Tai Onn and Tai Seng – plus Eagle Locksmithing associates, Huei Shyang Kong and Yew Fai Ng, all received the Diploma of Engineering Technology during NMIT’s Graduation ceremony at the Melbourne Town Hall.

This family success story is a result of the NMIT locksmithing program’s reputation in Asia with our Faculty of Engineering being approached by Eagle Locksmithing in regards to RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) against the Diploma of Engineering Technology for six of their employees.

NMIT Locksmithing Program Coordinator, Max Cherry, negotiated with the company and their staff regarding RPL and associated gap training. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was entered into and Max, along with NMIT Locksmithing colleague, Ray Ng, conducted the training in Malaysia.

Mr Lee, who has over 40 years' experience in the Locksmithing Industry, his sons and another employee were all successful in gaining the Diploma from NMIT.

The Eagle group of companies, headed by Mr Lee, is a leading local mechanical and electronic security company in Malaysia. The company has continuously grown to six separate branches with each branch specialising in different aspects of the security industry.

Mr Lee believes that to maintain a commercial advantage not only do his businesses need to develop and grow but management and staff need to as well. To this end Mr Lee sought to formalise his skills and knowledge and that of his sons and employees.


Back Row (L-R) - Malaysian graduating students: Kong Huei Shyang, Lee Tai Seng, Yew Fai Ng, Lee Tai Keong, Lee Tai Jet, Lee Tai Onn

Front Row (L-R) - Raymond Ng (Teacher, NMIT), Jason Alexander Catlow (graduate), CHANTOISEAU Jean Marie Claudio (graduate), Lee Hock Sen (graduate)

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Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE trades as NMIT and Melbourne Polytechnic across six campuses and six specialist training centres throughout Melbourne’s north and south east plus a regional campus at Ararat. The institute delivers high quality vocational education in industry-standard facilities.

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