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CIT Committed to Quality Training for Electrical Apprentices

Published: 28 Aug 2015

Providing quality training and job-ready apprentices remains CIT's top priority in electrical trades, says Deputy Chief Executive Officer Carolyn Grayson, following yesterday's Standing Committee Inquiry into the Vocational Education and Youth Training in the ACT.

Ms Grayson says CIT takes seriously its obligation to provide the highest standard of training, and takes its compliance very seriously to ensure it provides industry in the ACT with qualified skilled workers.

"I'd like to stress that the regulatory bodies, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and the licensing regulator, yesterday advised they have no concerns regarding the quality of CIT's training or graduates, nor have they received any formal complaints regarding this."

Ms Grayson says CIT has also been able to implement recommendations of electrical industry stakeholders as they've worked through particular challenges such as taking on 300 additional apprentices and their employers almost overnight.

"We appreciate the input of industry in getting students up to the same stage of training and readiness for the final Capstone assessment.

"We recognise that working on suitable solutions for getting a large number of apprentices trained and assessed within the new electrical training package has taken some time, but we are very confident in the quality of our training and the outcome of producing job-ready graduates," Ms Grayson said.

"We do not believe there is any outstanding action from our meetings and correspondence with industry stakeholders, and have responded appropriately to requests for information.

"CIT looks forward to a continuing strong working relationship with employers and industry stakeholders as we work together to ensure best student outcomes," Ms Grayson says.

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