"Each of you should be very proud of your achievements," Stratford mayor Neil Volzke told graduates at the 2015 Trade Graduation Ceremony last Thursday.

Neil also praised the employers who had supported their staff through the process.

"Without your guidance, involvement and investment in your staff, this wouldn't have happened."

In the presence of their family, employers, councillors and industry training representatives, 11 graduates were each called up by name to receive their certificate.

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"This is a night where we acknowledge and celebrate your success," Neil told them. He said the ceremony was the 8th one to be held in Stratford.