School is out for graduates
BUNDABERG TAFE students descended to the Moncrieff Theatre last week to celebrate their graduation with family and friends.
The event marked the culmination of years of hard work for some students, who received a range of certificate, diploma and advanced diploma qualifications across course areas including business, trades, creative industries, community services, hospitality and retail, health and fitness.
TAFE Queensland East Coast general manager Paul Wilson said one of the most rewarding parts of his job was to hear about the success of students.
"Every week I am sent stories of our students winning prestigious awards, opportunities to compete at a national level and a commitment to achieving outstanding results," Mr Wilson said.
He said TAFE Queensland East Coast was dedicated to training excellence, with 89% of graduates going onto employment or further study within six months of graduating.
This year the organisation welcomed its largest number of international students, with more than 230 students from 23 countries across the world choosing the organisation to further their studies.
Students from Bolivia, Cameroon, China, Italy, Nepal, Peru, Taiwan and other countries enrolled, to study a wide range of courses, the most popular including fitness, business and nursing.
"We are very fortunate to have so many passionate students in this year's cohort and every one of our graduands deserves a special night of celebration to mark the end of their study with us," Mr Wilson said.
Enrolments are open for 2015 with more than 12,000 students across the east coast already enrolled. For more information visit tafeeastcoast.edu.au.