Following up on our last post, Government’s new National Training Plan has some depth and organization to it, but unfortunately not much is new. Not that there necessarily needs to be any wheels reinvented. The schemes set out in the National Training Board’s various acts and regulations over the last decade are more than capable of giving trades training a shot in the arm, and the “Plan” seems to recognize that and utilizes them.
And thankfully, the plan recognizes that National Certification is the foundation. Something I wholeheartedly agree with.
Unfortunately, we have heard before that additional trades will be certified before. No additional trades have been established as ‘designated trades’ since the previous Government did so for Electricians back in 2010.
Waiting and watching.