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CIT Graduates formally celebrate their academic achievements

Published: 10 Apr 2018

CIT's newest graduates were formally acknowledged at the CIT Graduation Celebration event last Thursday, where they were given recognition for their achievements, expertise and dedication through their studies. A broad range of achievements were addressed at the event, ranging from Certificates, Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas and Bachelor qualifications.

Over 3000 students were eligible to attend, who graduated from courses studied at CIT in the fields ranging from Technology and Design, Trade Skills, Building and Construction, Horticulture, Health and Community Science, Business, Tourism and Accounting.

The event is also an opportunity to acknowledge high achievers and leaders in their study discipline with a range of prizes and CIT medals, including the Rotary Club of Canberra Award, awarded to a student graduating from any CIT program who has made a valuable contribution to the community during their studies. This award was presented to culinary apprentice Kyle Williams, who was offered a five week scholarship through the Rotary Club of Hall, working at the world famous Michelin star restaurant, Alinea, in Chicago under the eye of leading chef restauranteur and pioneer in molecular gastronomy, Grant Achatz.

“Working at a range of kitchens in the ACT as an apprentice, from Monster Bar & Kitchen to Questacon, I have also entered a number of competitions such as Nestle Golden Chef’s Hat, Good Food Month (Young Chefs) event, and visited Singapore through CIT which was an exceptional opportunity. Now that I’m qualified, I hope to spend a year learning more about the Australian food industry, and I hope to then travel the world spreading the good news about Australian food and culture, ending my journey in the ultimate location; Japan”[ Kyle Williams].

We also had the opportunity to speak with Robert Nicholas, who was graduating from a Certificate III in Light Vehicle Technology, who told us: “You are never too old to work, and with advice from a friend - I became a mature aged apprentice. Without the help of CIT teachers and staff, I wouldn't have been able to do this course and be winning the medal for my achievements today! I hope to help others find their feet and enter into this industry”.

CIT is proud to provide educational and training opportunities that prepare our students for employment, further study and for life. In a world of constant innovation and lifelong learning, we are excited to provide students with the necessary skills and opportunities to pursue their future endeavours. For details on how you can enrol into courses at CIT, please visit cit.edu.au/courses