Government failing trade training
Colin King MP
National Party Associate Education
07 DECEMBER 2006
Government failing trade
Technology teaching in secondary schools is in a
poor state and needs to urgently improve, says National's
Associate Education spokesman, Colin King.
Mr King is
seeking a briefing on the report by the PPTA, "Technology:
theory without practice".
"The report gives an
enlightening snapshot into the darker corners of Labour's
failure to address serious teacher shortages in the
technology areas of the school curriculum.
disgraceful that school leavers have to take out student
loans for pre-employment training to learn the things they
should have learnt at school.
"The report also says many
technology centres are totally inadequate and even more
concerning, often unsafe.
"Such a poor state of affairs
clearly demonstrates that yet again the Labour Government is
heavy on rhetoric, but fails to deliver when it comes to
meeting the needs of future school leavers."
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