“British Airways Country Commercial Manager Ms. Faith Chaitezvi (Centre) hands over a certificate to one of the IATA graduands during the Institute’s 18th graduation ceremony at Grand Imperial hotel. Looking on is the chairman Board of Directors Career Institute Begumisa Protazio (left) and Rutagira Vassy, the Director Career Institute.”
Career Institute (U), the only International Air Transport Authorised Training Centre in Uganda and an affiliate to the IATA over the week ending August 24, 2013, awarded over 300 students with diploma’s and certificates.
The institutes 18th graduation ceremony was held at the Kampala Grand Imperial Hotel where students graduated in courses ranging from air cargo handling, tourism and travel, customs, clearing and handling including management and business courses.
The board chairman, Career Institute, Mr. Protazio Begumisa, also a commissioner at the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) urged the students to respect their achievements and use them in a positive and sensitive way. He said, “What one does with his or her certificate and diploma is very important as compared to the Hood and Gown.”
Begumisa said job hunting is one of the biggest challenges which has never been easy but can be managed. Elimination of laziness should be placed as top priority if one is looking to succeed in this very competitive world.
He advised that students should think of further studies citing that one diploma or certificate are not enough if one is to compete in the job market. Mr. Begumisa while addressing the graduates cautioned them to be responsible and accountable, adding that morality should be adhered to in order to live longer and achieve goals.
The Guest of Honour at the event, the BA Country Commercial Manager Ms. Faith Chaitezvi commended the institute for having evolved since 1993 when it started.
In her speech, Chaitezvi asked the students not to look at their current achievement as the end but a platform for future success. She said, “As graduates, we should realize that our responsibilities have gone anotch higher which comes with greater challenges. These challenges can only be addressed with a proactive mind, something that you may forget immediately you have received the certificates.”
Chaitezvi highlighted the need for a positive attitude towards work that should be kept in mind if one was looking to succeed. Many students despise small and petty jobs that come their way hoping to have bigger jobs in bigger offices, forgetting that the people in those offices started from somewhere. These small jobs create great opportunities once used wisely with respect.