The first graduation ceremony for candidates who have completed the QASA Work Readiness Programme was held at the Pretoria offices of the QuadPara Association of South Africa on Friday, May 31. Graduation day is a special occasion in the life of every student and this was no different. It also marked an important milestone in the organisation’s efforts to diversify and grow its programme offering.
It was the largest graduation in the institution’s existence to date. QASA CEO Ari Seirlis explained the meaning of the graduation ceremony in his opening address: “The significance of this event lies beyond this celebratory occasion. There is a general consensus on the very urgent need to employ persons with disabilities; address the gap between unemployment and employment; ensure environmental and business sustainability; and create sustainable employment by fashioning a new developmental path to ensure economic growth.”
Good luck to all the graduates of the programme!
Ari Seirlis is the CEO of the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) and managing editor of Rolling Inspiration. email: email@example.com