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Industry Training Shows Strong Growth

Industry Training Shows Strong Growth And Performance

Figures released today confirm that Industry Training participation is growing and is at record levels.

“Based on this performance, government and industry should commit to raising the average skill level of our entire workforce by one National Qualification Framework level every five years. This would transform our economic and social performance,” said John Blakey, Chair of the Industry Training Federation (ITF).

“Last year’s growth of over around 11% reflects years of hard work and commitment by individual enterprises and Industry Training Organisations (ITOs). Quite simply, Industry Training has come of age,” he said.

The Industry Training 2000 report presents a variety of data including age, gender, ethnicity and performance of trainees collected from individual ITOs.

The report also includes information on industry’s contribution to Industry Training.

“The $27 million reported is just the tip of the ice-berg and reflects only the cash contribution. Industry’s investment is broader than this and includes plant, machinery, staff time and expertise, research, and materials. The real figure is probably three times as much,” said Mr Blakey


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