ABOUT twenty students who have undergone a three months training on how to fix radio have graduated this week in Honiara.
Kwatech Radio and Electronic School conducted the training which focused on both theory and practical.
About twenty participants involving both genders attended the short course to learn how to fix high frequency (HF) radios and electronic radios.
The radio and electronic school centre started its class in February and enrolled 30 students.
However due to lack of space, only 20 were able to undergo the training.
The remaining ten students including new ones are expected to kick off their next training this Friday for the next three months.
Head of the Kwatech Radio and Electronic School, Rex Manilafia during the graduation on Wednesday at their head office in China Town said, the first 20 students successfully completed their basic Radio and Electronic courses.
“These students have completed their basic training and will come again to do another intermediate advance training soon.
“Our training focuses on basic, intermediate and advances training. What the students have completed today (on Wednesday) is the basic part on theory and practical fixing HFA radios and electronic radio,” Mr Manilafia said.
He urged and encouraged the participants to ensure they put their skills and knowledge into practise.
“Now these students are experts in fixing HF radios and electronic radios).
“The skills and knowledge they acquire here should help them earn extra money by doing private works in towns and villages.
“Therefore I encourage you to go out and put your skills and knowledge into useful manner,” Mr Manilafia who is a former public servant worker in the 90s said .
Redley Jole a small business operator in White River who attended the basic HF radio and electronic radio training thanked Kwatech Radio and Electronic School organising the training”
“I operate a small business in White River dealing with electronic radios and other electronics. Few times when I face problem with my radios or other electronic item I normally brought in electronic people to help me.
“But with this training I can now do it myself,” Mr Jole said.
By DENVER NEWTER