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Alumni of the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC), including influential figures in Pacific business and industry, are currently holding the 2012 Alumni Forum in Fiji.
National delegates from all over the Pacific region during the four day meet from the 18th to 22nd of June will participate in workshops on leadership, communication strategy and on the development of a 2012-2013 Work Plan for Alumni chapters.
They will also visit industry sites where APTC is currently delivery training in association with industry.
The Forum will bring together graduate alumni, senior staff of the Australia-Pacific Technical College and representatives of AusAID, the Australian Government aid programme that funds the APTC.
Since its foundation in July 2007 the APTC has offered training courses and qualifications at Australian level in 14 Pacific countries, this means that APTC graduates, as members of national Alumni Chapters, are now a considerable force in economic activity throughout the region and include influential figures in Pacific business and industry.
A highlight of the Forum will be presentations from the chairs of Alumni Chapters from Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu, all countries with a substantial APTC presence.
The presentations will be given at the Ratu Makutu Events Centre at the Shangri-La Fijian Resort near the Coral Coast town of Sigatoka.
There will also be a presentation on leadership and governance by Barry Peddle, CEO of the APTC.
The APTC Alumni Forum is an ideal occasion for people who have in common not only their APTC training but also their involvement in industry and commitment to economic growth in the region to meet and exchange ideas.