Iskandariyah Industrial Complex Students Graduate May 4th
There were smiles on hundreds of faces after the recent graduations at the Vocational Technical School in the Iskandariyah Industrial Facility. The graduation was held May 4th, and many family and friends of the graduates crowded around to congratulate the new graduates. The new graduates are the first class to graduate from the facility since its rebuilding by members of the Coalition, and its is a facility that now is the pride of the Iskandariyah Community.
“We have to give congratulations to this new graduating class, but also to the new Vocational Tech director and his staff, they have done a fantastic job,” said Lieutenant Colonel Jeff McKone. Colonel McKone is the MNF Center Iskandariyah Industrial Complex liaison team officer.
“We are proud to be a member of the team to help bring this success to the Iskandariyah Community,” said Colonel McKone.
The new graduates received a computer repair kit, or a sewing machine for their successful graduation, depending on what type of training they had undertaken, to help each student get a start in the business world.
There were only 32 students one year ago in May 2007, but there are over 700 students enrolled at the current time, with a waiting list for more slots when they open up. The new complex is located in the north Babil province about 50 kilometers away from Baghdad to the south, and has several factories and different vocational tech departments, each involved in training students.