Reversing Vocational Education Reforms

 

The Government’s expensive and disruptive restructuring plan is a massive overreaction to the issue of Institutes of Technology and Polytechnic’s (ITP) financial sustainability.

With demand for vocational training set to increase over the coming months and years due to rising unemployment, we should be directing all of our efforts and resourcing towards frontline education and training, not into establishing a centralised bureaucracy that will take years to get up to speed (and even then, will be less nimble and effective than our current, decentralised system).

National will return autonomy and independence to the ITPs and ensure that industry training is led by industry, not Government.

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