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Labasa Mill trio graduate

Labasa Mill trio graduate
From Left: Soman Barma, Josefa Togamalo and Deepak Chand holding their Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician during the Australia-Pacific Technical College graduation at the Friendly North Inn in Labasa on July 20. Photo:SHRATIKA SINGH
July 30
11:21 2017

To keep up with high tech, three em­ployees of Fiji Sugar Corporation Labasa Mill successfully graduated with Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician from Australia-Pacific Technol­ogy College (APTC) last week Thursday.

Deepak Chand, Josefa Togamalo and So­man Barma couldn’t hold their excitement during the graduation at the Friendly North Inn when they stood with their families.

Mr Chand, 29, of Bulileka, Labasa, said he loves to keep up to date with technology.

“Technology advances as time changes and it is very important to keep up with it,” Mr Chand said.

“I’ve worked as an instrument fitter since 2007 and I have seen many changes at the work place.

“With the training I received from APTC, I will be able to do my work much better and I have acquired two types of skills.”

Mr Togamalo, 27, of Tuatua, Labasa, said he would never forget the difficulties he faced as he took up his course for a duration of three years.

“It was an one-the-job training course. I couldn’t have done it without the support of my parents,” he said.

“I would like to thank my employer, FSC and European Union for supporting my edu­cation.”

Thirty-five-year-old, Mr Barma of Waiqele, Labasa, said there was no age limit to educa­tion.

“It is very important to grab every opportu­nity when it comes to upgrading knowledge and skills,” Mr Barma said.

“I have always put education first in my life, because anything and I feel satisfied and happy about.

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