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The confidence to go on the Work Education Centre celebrates Graduation

25 Mar 2013

A speech by Steve Cherubin, graduate in the Certificate I in Work Education, was a highlight of the NMIT Work Education Centre Presentation Night held on June 16.

Steve's artwork was used on the invitation to the event, and on the night he said that studying at the Centre was 'the best thing I've ever done.'

He said the course had given him the confidence to go on to study Certificate II in Office Administration.

The Presentation Night was held at St Georges Restaurant Preston, with 44 students and their families and friends attending to see the Certificates presented to graduating students.

The Associate Director of the Faculty of Business Dianne Holman began the formalities with a special address to students, guest and staff. Diane welcomed NMIT staff past and present including former Associate Director Vic Harris who was there to show support for the Centre and its graduates

The award for Employer of the Year was made to Andrew Ledner, Managing Director of Tip Top Plastics. Tip Top Plastics is a local family business operating for the past 48 years in Preston. Andrew has been a strong supporter of the Work Education programs and employs a graduate from Certificate I in Work Education.

Andrew gave a moving speech on the importance of the work done by Work Education Centre staff and the ongoing commitment of staff and families to support students, and encouraged all employers to 'give people a go'.

The development of the Work Education Centre Alumni planned for later this year will keep friends in touch and continue to track their progress and success in the years to come and assist with resolving difficulties.


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