ATC’s Vision College and TrainMe organisations held a graduation ceremony for their students on Friday 3 March.
Students of all ages and from all walks of life were able to take the stage in front of proud tutors, friends and family.
Andrew Gillgren, Auckland Campus Manager, says the day was about celebrating their students.
“We’re proud of everyone. We had 24 graduates. This is what we’re here for. It’s great to see them recognised for their hard work and achievements.”
“Last year 45 students graduated, this year, 24 more have graduated,” Andrew says.
Guest speaker Rob Woodley from Genesis Youth Trust encouraged the new graduates.
“One person can make a difference,” he says. “Follow your gift and your passion.”
MP for Hunua, Andrew Bayly also shared some encouragement.
“The skills you have learnt, and the perseverance you’ve demonstrated, the hard work and being part of a team are great attributes,” he told the graduating class.
ATC vision statement is ‘changing lives through learning’. TrainMe offers free employment training for adults and youth, as well as alternative education and a guarantee for those between 16 and 18. While Vision College offer tertiary education up to degree level.
Caption: Tutors and students from ATC TrainMe and Vision College