Will to save skills

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - Letters -

Well said, Jon Black (“Skills be­ing killed off”, 17/5).

Your cam­paign to tidy up the in­dus­trial strife at TAFE has borne fruit and now you have turned your guns on the silly fed­eral sys­tem that dis­crim­i­nates against vo­ca­tional stu­dents vis-a-vis univer­sity stu­dents. This is patently un­fair and is a dis­ad­van­tage that must end.

West­ern Syd­ney is proud of both its univer­sity stu­dents and its TAFE stu­dents, as we want a well-trained and highly skilled work­force to take up all the smart jobs that are com­ing our way as we man­age Syd­ney’s growth prob­lems.

What we don’t want is a two-tier sys­tem, where kids at TAFE are treated as sec­ond-class cit­i­zens com­pared to their fel­low ter­tiary stu­dents. Christo­pher Brown, Par­ra­matta

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