On July 3, 2023, all our collective efforts over the past few years finally bore fruit when we held our first-ever graduation ceremony at Amisewaka-DLCC. The milestone occasion celebrated and honored the 95 students who had completed training on campus and through internships.
Among this first wave of students to graduate, 70% have been employed as daily workers in the places where they previously interned (at 4 or 5-star hotels) in Bali.
Parents and guardians, brimming with pride, were invited to witness the presentation of medals and certificates, signifying that their sons and daughters are ready to pursue careers in the hotel and tourism industry.
Also attending the event were the Regent of Buleleng, the Heads of the Manpower Office of Buleleng Regency, and representatives from the Tourism Office of Buleleng Regency, as well as relevant associations and organizations, local government representatives from sub-districts and villages, school principals from the surrounding areas, and other stakeholders in the tourism industry.
Speeches were delivered by the Regent of Buleleng, the Head of the Manpower Office of Buleleng Regency (the agency overseeing Vocational Training Centers), the Director of Amisewaka-DLCC, Rucina Ballinger, and Gede Voca, a student representative. The students expressed their gratitude to the different parties that have come together to support them and Amisewaka-DLCC.
The occasion marked a year since we first opened the gates of Amisewaka-DLCC with the aim of empowering and changing young peoples’ lives. We are proud to have watched the students grow both personally and professionally, thanks to the holistic approach we applied in developing essential life skills for success.
This is just the start of our mission though. While we wave a fond farewell to all our recent graduates, we are delighted to welcome nearly 80 new students to our class of 2024 already, and with ore expected to join soon. Our aim is to have 150 students graduate from Amisewaka-DLCC next year.