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CIT Reveals New Strategic Directions Towards 2020

Published: 26 Jul 2016

CIT has announced the strategic directions that will drive the organisation to set a new standard in vocational education and training by 2020.

The new directions were unveiled tonight for key stakeholders and staff by CIT Board Chair, Craig Sloan, and commit CIT to:

  • Raising our ambitions to meet new expectations
  • Adapting our offerings to provide skills for the future
  • Contributing to the new economy and positioning for prosperity
  • Investing in our business for viability and value.

"These new directions, which we've called our Strategic Compass 2020 - Evolving Together will ensure we remain firmly at the heart of the activity and outputs of the nation's capital, contributing to the skills, knowledge and economic development of the ACT and region.

"For nearly 90 years vocational education and training has empowered people in the Canberra region to reach their learning and employment goals.

"These new directions are about enabling CIT to broaden our reach, deepen our knowledge, upgrade our digital and physical presence and be able to meet the needs of new learners, upskillers, apprentices and innovators and entrepreneurs," Mr Sloan said.

Mr Sloan said the time for change at CIT is now, and industry partnerships and CIT staff will be pivotal in bringing this about.

"There is a lot of energy and innovative thinking at CIT that is ready to cultivate. We've already proven that transformation is possible with the foundations of change now visible.

"The new CIT Tuggeranong, now welcoming its first learners, offers a blueprint for future possibilities in modern learning, with a focus on dynamic spaces for collaborative learning and hi-tech capabilities.

"Upgrades across CIT's locations have been rapidly occurring to create innovative and industry-leading learning hubs, including a renewable energy training centre and a health and community centre of excellence," he said.
"We're also increasing the opportunity for local learners to gain real knowledge and experience with global markets, and continuing to attract students from 90 countries to study with us, adding to the richness and diversity of our region.

"I acknowledge the critical support of the ACT Government in enabling this fast pace of transforming our campuses through significant investment. I also acknowledge our industry partners who make it possible for us to deliver up-to-the-minute training and of course our staff who work tirelessly to achieve the vision and quality outcomes for students, making CIT an attractive place to learn.

"Our new directions are about continuing to build on our strong foundations as well as setting the bar higher. They raise our ambitions to shape change, grow our region's economy, advance Canberra's workforce and transform our business for value and success into the future."

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