Fourteen students graduated with the Advanced Diploma of Engineering and two students graduated with the Diploma of Engineering, with industry, staff, family and friends in attendance on December 7 at SkillsTech Australia’s Mt Gravatt Training Centre.
SkillsTech Australia Business Manager Warren Rhoades congratulated the 2011 engineering graduates and introduced industry representatives at the graduation ceremony.
“It was great to have a guest speaker from Manufacturing Skills Queensland (MSQ) and also a presentation from global leader in engineering, project and construction management, Hatch, at the ceremony,” Rhoades said.
“We could not continue to deliver the industry relevant training that we do without strong industry relationships.
“To hear the encouragement and support from MSQ and Hatch for our training, teachers, facilities and resources ensures that we are the public provider of choice for the engineering sector in Queensland.”
Milena Munoz, 22, of Holland Park agrees that the training and teachers at SkillsTech Australia helped her to achieve the Advanced Diploma in Engineering, so that she can pursue her dream and go to University next year.
“If it wasn’t for the training from the teachers at SkillsTech Australia, I would not have come this far,” Munoz said.
“I was good with numbers at high school and studied a Diploma in Electronics and I wanted to continue with technical training when I left school.
“I plan to continue my studies next year through University by correspondence for my goal of a career in mechanical engineering.
“The TAFE training is a great mix of practical and theory and gives a great background to go onto further study; I think it was a good balance.
“My advice to students considering training in mechanical engineering is to study hard and you’ll get where you want to go.”