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CIT graduates integral to growing the ACT's economy

Published: 06 May 2024


Graduates of the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) enrich the workforce by providing high-quality, and future-focused skills to employers, business, government, and industry, CIT Interim CEO Christine Robertson said, on the occasion of CIT's official graduation ceremonies on Friday 3 May 2024.

'CIT graduates embody excellence and proficiency in their respective vocations and remain at the forefront of the response to the ACT's skills needs, now and into the future.

'Recent statistics show almost 90 percent of CIT graduates were employed or in further study, around 5 per cent ahead of the national average.

'Over 2200 students have graduated in 2023 in a wide range of courses and qualifications across many different areas including hospitality, trades, leadership and management, nursing, childcare, community services, horticulture, graphic and interior design, IT, and cyber-security.

'Every day, Canberrans experience the skills of CIT graduates, whether it's the barista making our morning coffee, the cyber-security professionals taking on hackers, the business consultants advising us, the chefs making our favourite pasta, the mechanics servicing our electric vehicles, the carers looking after our loved ones, or the tradespeople building our homes.

'The ACT Government has set an ambitious target to grow the Territory's workforce to 300,000 by the end of the decade. As the cornerstone of the ACT’s skills system, CIT will continue to play a critical role in achieving the Government's vision for Canberra’s future.

'2023 was a great year of progress and achievement for the Institute - CIT delivered more than 2,500 Fee-free TAFE places, won five categories at the ACT Training Awards, and CIT apprentices won four medals at the WorldSkills Australia competition.

'On behalf of the Executive, I wish all the CIT graduates of the Class of 2023 - all the very best for their future endeavours and careers.' Ms Robertson said