CIT Welcomes Bradley Report
03 Aug 2011
The future of ACT Vocational Education and Training has come under the spotlight following the release of the Bradley Report by the ACT Government, a move welcomed by CIT Chief Executive Adrian Marron.
In a report commissioned by the ACT Government, Professor Denise Bradley has recommended as her preferred option the creation of a new dual-sector institution formed from CIT and the University of Canberra.
Mr Marron said CIT welcomes the report and the opportunity to participate in the upcoming consultation process.
"For 85 years CIT has changed lives through first-class education and training combined with our innovative workforce development solutions for business and industry," he said.
"During this time continual renewal has maintained our relevance, therefore change and innovation are terms only too familiar to us."
"We will continue with this proud tradition."
Mr Marron said the timing of the report finds CIT in good shape as the institute is currently ahead of its financial and performance targets for 2012.
"The importance of CIT to the Canberra community is underlined by the fact that we currently help some 22,000 individuals each year," he said.
"So we appreciate that Professor Bradley's report places equal emphasis on both the VET and Higher Education sectors in the ACT."
Mr Marron said he expects the upcoming consultation process to be robust and pay due consideration to the missions of the two institutions involved in the process.
"There is plenty at stake here for the people of the ACT, and their future access to top-quality vocational training and education remains our highest priority," he said.
"Whether CIT's future path is as part of a new institution, or on its own, we are confident that we will continue to serve the best interests of the ACT community."