Healthcare Assistants’ dedication to care acknowledged in graduation ceremony

Healthcare Assistants’ dedication to care acknowledged in graduation ceremony

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Level 4 graduates

New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) graduates employed at not-for-profit Presbyterian Support organisation Enliven were among those celebrated at the Enliven Support Workers’ Graduation 2019 at the Mangere Arts Centre on Wednesday 19 June.

Their success was acknowledged with a certificate and badge personally gifted to each graduate, as NZTC Enrolments Manager Camelia Parsonage shared how honoured the college was to support the training of the caring community.

“It is such a privilege to walk side-by-side with the care profession. What carers do every day has minute by minute deep importance… Carers promote health and wellbeing, carers encourage and support, carers provide safe, life-giving comfort,” Parsonage said.

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Graduates with NZTC Enrolments Manager Camelia Parsonage

Special commendation awards were also given out at the event with NZTC’s Values Award recipient Akaiti Crummer acknowledged for her commitment to the college’s treasured values of Vision, Heart, Spirit and Competence.

Level 4 graduate Karimaysmin Aiyub received the college’s Academic Excellence award for consistently high academic performance throughout her study.

Karimaysmin shared how studying has given her confidence in her role as a Healthcare Assistant.

“This program upgraded my knowledge, so I know that whatever happens in the future I will feel more prepared. I already feel stronger and more confident because I know I have the knowledge and skills to back my decisions up,” she said.