Activ holds graduation ceremony

The annual Activ Pathways Graduation was held for the first time in Esperance this year.

Graduates from across the Goldfields were invited to the Bijou Theatre for the graduation ceremony on Friday, June 14.

The graduation celebrates achievements of both staff and customers across a range of areas including agriculture, individual support and business.

Operations South executive manager Amanda Lovelock congratulated the 2019 graduates.

Ms Lovelock said supported employees had been assisted in work outside of Activ and those that had completed agricultural studies had a better understanding of Activ's property work.

"This graduation ceremony is about celebrating commitment, learning and initiative," she said.

"At Activ we engage people with disabilities to live the lives that they choose and we want the people that we work with to thrive.

"Activ Pathways plays a crucial role in helping us to achieve that."

Ms Lovelock said graduates living with disabilities had learnt skills that would deliver new opportunities, greater control of their lives and new and exciting choices.

"Learning in the workplace helps each of us build our career and helps us build those real life skills which help us get by," she said.

MC for the graduation, Kylie Ryan said Activ had held graduation ceremonies for 12 years and seen 3,100 graduates in WA.

This year, 45 qualifications were awarded to students in the Goldfields.