NMTI certifies over 80 students


The Northern Marianas Trades Institute held its first graduation of the year and certified over 80 individuals.

Last Friday at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi Purpose Center, certificates of completion were awarded to students who completed the trade institute’s GED course, the auto mechanics course, the culinary arts course, and tourism course.

NMTI CEO Agnes McPhetres said that now that the students have successfully completed their respective courses, they will be entered into the local workforce with help from the trades institute.

The graduation is significant because according to McPhetres, this is the first graduation that certified students in the GED course. McPhetres said that the course was intended for students who were not able to achieve a diploma in a regular high school.

During the graduation, Rep. Angel D. Demapan (R-Saipan) was chosen to render the keynote speech.

Demapan’s speech focused on encouraging students to stay on the path to success and to prepare each individual for the life after they have achieved their certifications and have entered the workforce.

The key point that Demapan’s speech relayed to the graduates was to take action, to nurture, to practice grit, omit positive energy, and continue to love the journey to success.

Demapan said now more than ever, the newly certified students should further practice the five key points he had mentioned.

A total of 83 students were certified during the ceremony and in absentia.

Kimberly Bautista Esmores | Reporter
Kimberly Bautista Esmores has covered a wide range of news beats, including the community, housing, crime, and more. She now covers sports for the Saipan Tribune. Contact her at kimberly_bautista@saipantribune.com.

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