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Saturday 25 January 2014 | Published in National


Hospitality students will be celebrating this week as the results of their exams are released – with a 100 per cent pass rate.

The Cook Islands Tertiary Training Institute (CITTI) has announced the results of exams held late last year for courses that were accredited via a London-based qualifications developer called City and Guilds.

CITTI director Owen Lewis said every student who sat the exams late last year passed.

Of those who took the Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking Principals, two passed with distinction and seven with merit, while another student also passed.

In the second semester, these same students completed a diploma in the same subject – with the exams for both the certificate and the diploma taking place at the end of 2013.

For the diploma, five students passed with distinction, four received merit and one passed.

Results are also out for the Certificate in Food and Beverage Services, in which three of the four students received distinction and the other passed.

When the same students completed the diploma, one passed with distinction, two received merit and another passed.

Lewis said all the students should be proud of their achievement.

“They’re really good results – we’re really pleased.”

CITTI was launched in June last year, bringing the Cook Islands Trades Training Centre and the Hospitality and Tourism Training Centre under the same body.

The institute is now a ‘stand-alone’ training facility, with more than 300 people enrolling annually in its nationally and internationally recognised qualifications and courses – which range from ‘statements of attainment’ to certificates and diplomas.

The institute will be holding its graduation next week to celebrate the hard work of its students.