INDEPENDENT NEWS

Industry Training Federation Welcomes Govt Agenda

Published: Wed 22 Dec 1999 10:51 AM
The Industry Training Federation of New Zealand (ITF) welcomes the Prime Minister’s agenda for the next three years and will work hard to ensure that industry training outcomes are improved.
“We are very pleased that the value of industry training is acknowledged by the Prime Minister and the new Government,” said Martin Eadie, Chairperson of the ITF.
“We’ve achieved a great deal in the last seven years and we welcome the opportunity to work with government and government agencies to create new training opportunities and enhance the existing programmes,” said Mr. Eadie.
In the Speech from the Throne, the Government outlined plans to establish a new agency, Industry New Zealand, introduce new Apprenticeship legislation, and to establish a new Tertiary Education Advisory Commission. These new initiatives are fully supported by the ITF.
“The ITF is very open to the change indicated in the Speech from the Throne. We will be writing to Ministers in the new year outlining ways in which the ITF can assist the Government to implement these new policies,” said Mr. Eadie
“There are some risks that will need to be managed, and we advised both Labour and Alliance of these risks while they were still in Opposition. These are not impediments to the Governments plans,” he said.
ENDS

Next in New Zealand politics

Gordon Campbell on our military roles in Iraq & Afghanistan
By: Gordon Campbell
Government to proactively release Cabinet papers
By: New Zealand Government
Evidence of huge government waste
By: The New Zealand Initiative
Gordon Campbell on the Ardern pep talk
By: Gordon Campbell
All charter schools now approved
By: New Zealand Government
PM's Press Conference 17/9/18: Still in Iraq and Afghanistan
By: Lyndon Hood
NZ to extend NZDF deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan
By: New Zealand Government
Green Party disappointed with Iraq decision
By: RNZ
Forever loyal to US empire & its wars
By: Auckland Peace Action
Green Party welcomes proactive release of cabinet papers
By: Green Party
Govt should heed report on low-quality spending
By: New Zealand National Party
Nats' Last Presser is rich
By: United New Zealand
Winston Peters: 'There's only one captain on a boat'
By: RNZ
Ardern reasserts coalition leadership; strokes Peters
By: BusinessDesk
Priorities for a modern and fairer NZ
By: New Zealand Government
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media