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Friday 1 March 2024 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Education, National


140 graduates celebrate achievements at CITTI ceremony
The 2024 Cook Islands Tertiary Training Institute (CITTI) graduation was held yesterday. From left: Vainetutai Eldrige, Sarah Frederick, Okirua Grace “Daru” Graham, Teamita Karati and Phillica Maruariki. MELINA ETCHES/24022907

The Cook Islands Tertiary Training Institute (CITTI) graduation for 140 students was held yesterday morning at Te Are Karioi (National Auditorium), acknowledging and presenting each student with Cook Islands and New Zealand certificates.

In her address, CITTI director Tania Morgan expressed her pride in the students’ achievements, highlighting how their new skill sets have opened doors to opportunity.

Minister for Education, Vaine “Mac” Mokoroa, addressed the audience with messages of encouragement and support.

Students graduated with qualifications from the Cook Islands Ministry of Education, including: Certificate of Completion Primary Teaching, Trained Teachers Diploma in Primary Teaching, Certificate of Completion Secondary Teaching, and Trained Teachers Diploma in Secondary Teaching.

Students also received New Zealand Certificates in: Outdoor Experience (Level 3), Exercise (Level 5), Cookery (Level 3), Electrical Engineering (Level 2), Automotive Engineering (Level 3), Building, Construction and Allied Trades Skills (Level 3) Manihiki, Penrhyn and Rarotonga, Electrical Engineering (Level 3), Plumbing Gas fitting and Drain laying, Engineering (Electrician for Registration), Business (Introduction to Team Leadership Level 3), Business (First Line Management Level 4).