13 April 2018
More than 150 AIC students from all over the world graduated at a ceremony at Auckland’s Town Hall this afternoon.
Chair of the Otago Polytechnic Council Kathy Grant addressed the graduates, congratulating them on their success. She said a mixture of domestic students and international students from 15 different nationalities were graduating today.
Qualifications completed by domestic students through Capable NZ included Bachelor of Applied Management, Bachelor of Social Services, Master of Professional Practice and Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice.
International students completed a range of qualifications including Graduate Diplomas in Applied Management, Accounting, Hotel Management, Information Technology, and Sales and Marketing.
Other qualifications awarded included National Diplomas in Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management, Bachelor of Applied Management and Master of Applied Management.
"The campus, I know, has been enriched by the diversity, the personal attributes and the unique qualities of you all,” said Ms Grant.
Former Black Cap and Otago Polytechnic alumni Grant Elliott was the guest speaker at this afternoon’s event. He talked about the trials and tribulations of success and urged listeners to talk about their hardships as well as celebrating their successes. "Failings and hardships helped people learn and grow and made them stronger," said Mr Elliot.