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Close To A Degree, Cheer Follows Dream

While studying a Bachelor of Education programme, Catherine Mei Cheer felt teaching was not her career path. Ms Cheer, 21, had only seven units to complete the programme at the
28 Jan 2019 10:09
Close To A Degree, Cheer Follows Dream
Dux 2018 -Esthetics Catherine Cheer, with Vincent Quai-Hoi during the Pivot Point Training and Education Fiji graduation at the Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi on Saturday night. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

While studying a Bachelor of Education programme, Catherine Mei Cheer felt teaching was not her career path.

Ms Cheer, 21, had only seven units to complete the programme at the University of the South Pacific (USP) when she decided to follow her dream.

So, she enrolled at the Pivot Point Training and Education Institute Fiji in Suva to pursue a Diploma in Esthetics.

“I left (education studies) because in my heart I knew that my passion was in the beauty industry. After three years I decided to live my dream rather than just sitting down and letting myself feel bad for it.”

She said having studied arts in school, it was a challenge familiarising herself with the various medical terms.

“The struggle for me was trying to figure out the medical terms,” she said

Ms Cheer was among 30 graduates who received awards during the institute’s graduation ceremony at the Tanoa International Hotel, Nadi.

Apart from receiving her diploma in Esthetics, she was also presented the Dux Esthetics Award, Certificate in Bridal Hair and Makeup, Certificate in Ladies’ Sculpture and a Certificate of Achievement in Esthetics.

“I feel excited and happy that my hard work has paid off,” she said.

“My advice to youths is to follow your dreams because you never know how far those dreams can take you.”

Ms Cheer acknowledged the support from her father, John Cheer, her mother, Theresa Cheer, her partner Vincent Quai Hoi and her five siblings.

Edited by Susana Tuilau

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