On March 12, the Commencement Ceremony for 2019 South African students was held in Tianfeng building. Zhang Jian, vice president of Suzhou Vocational University, Chen Jie, dean of School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Wang Ya, dean of School of Electronic Information Engineering, Zheng Chengbin, HR manager of International Business Department of Hengtong Group, Qi Junhong and Xu Juan, respectively deputy general manager of International Marketing Department and director of Human Resources Department of Koyo Elevator Corporation, teacher representatives and all South African students attended the ceremony which was chaired by Tang Xiaojun, deputy dean of the International College.
On behalf of all South African students, Godfrey Paki Baloyi delivered a speech in which he thanked the administration team and all teachers together with engineers from different companies for their dedication, experience, knowledge, unity and parental love. He said “may we all go out there and hustle as possible as we can with skills and knowledge we have acquired, do more self-development, do more for our beautiful country South Africa and do more for South Africa and China friendship.” Teacher representative Mr. Lu Jiankang hoped that students would keep SVU motto in mind and being “diligent, courageous, loyal and honest”. Enterprise representatives Zheng Chengbin and Qi Junhong spoke highly of the students’ hardworking spirit and skillfulness. They hoped that students would pursue lifelong learning, perfect their skills with craftsmanship, and become experts in their own fields.
On behalf of the university, vice president Zhang Jian congratulated students and thanked teachers for their hard work and enterprises for providing internships and employment opportunities. He hopes that students can seize the opportunity, get employed and contribute to the development of their home country with what they have learned.
Staff cards were issued to 14 students who got employed from Hengtong Group and Koyo Elevator Corporation. Certificates and souvenirs from SVU were presented to all students.