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Industry-Based Training in Election Spotlight

On the eve of a national conference to discuss the challenges and opportunities for industry-based training, the election campaign has identified training as a key to enhancing economic performance.

“I’m pleased to hear the leaders of most parties talking about industry-based training, industry-based training provides tens of thousands of people with an opportunity to improve their skills and helps employers develop and maintain an effective workforce,” said Paul Williams, Executive Director of the Industry Training Organisations Federation (the Federation).

In the three main election debates so far (TV 3, National Radio and TVNZ) industry-based training has been specifically mentioned as a critical component of the education and employment strategies of the major parties.  Also, today, former CTU President, Ken Douglas, has written an article in the Dominion noting the importance of industry-based training.

This is timely, given that the Federation is holding a conference, Training New Zealand’s Workforce  The Challenges and Opportunities for Industry-Based Training, in Wellington tomorrow (Wednesday, 3 November).  The conference agenda includes presentation from industry leaders, the Minister of Tertiary Education and the Labour Spokesperson and the Chief Executives of Skill New Zealand, the Ministry of Education, Te Puni Kokiri, and NZQA.

“The Federation welcomes this focus on industry-based training.  Training and education are the only sustainable competitive advantage that business and the economy can develop,” said Mr Williams

The conference is held at the Park Royal (Crnr. Grey and Featherston Sts, Wellington) and starts at 9am.  Media are welcome to attend the conference.


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