On Tuesday, 30 September 2014, family and friends of 128 Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) graduates came together to celebrate their achievements. The graduation ceremony was held at the Ekalesia Faapotopotoga Kerisiano Samoa (EFKS) Hall in Sogi.
APTC is a development initiative funded by the Australian Government to deliver training and to increase the supply of skilled workers in targeted sectors in the Pacific region. APTC has campuses in Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.
Of the 128 graduates, 127 are Samoan nationals. Manasa Nasilivata, an employee at Kooline Refrigeration is the only Fijian national to graduate at this ceremony, attended by over 500 guests who were hosted by APTC’s CEO, Ms Denise O’Brien.