Proposals could mean end of ITBs
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from our industrial correspondent • Following the recent announcement by Mr Robert Carr, Minister of Employment, that Government training facilities would be expanded so that, among other things, more men would be trained during the present period of high unemployment who would be available when the present situation improves, it is understood that proposals, which wilt be published at the end of the year are likely to reduce the status or may even abolish the 27 Industrial Training Boards.
Several alternatives may be considered by the Minister. A Manpower Commission may be set up with union and management control which would run the Government training centres and employment centres and may also supervise the ITBs at a lower level of activity.
The Boards may be reduced in their coverage and also their grant levy operation so that smaller sections of industries would be the responsibility of the Boards.
A similar scheme to the Manpower Commission would be if the Department of Employment took control so that all training and employment activities were the responsibility of the Ministry.