Department of Education Media Release
3 September 2012
To be attributed to Nick McKim, MP, Minister for Education and Skills
“The Department of Education has had some preliminary discussions with schools and local businesses on the West Coast to determine the training needs of the area.
“The West Coast Education Advisory Committee (WCEAC) has been developing and implementing strategies targeted towards the access, participation and retention of young people in education and training on the West Coast.
“The recent appointment of Elizabeth Parsons as the new Education and Industry Partnership Officer on the West Coast was one of the initiatives of WCEAC.
“The West Coast community services hub in Queenstown also provides courses.”